Keynote: Steve Mann – Proposing A Code of Ethics on Virtuality, Robotics, and Human Augmentation

Stephanie Mann
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
CR1D1 – Alumni Lounge

Prof. Steve Mann with accompaniment by Splashtones


  • Jazz Code Concert, Sat. June 25th
  • Keynote Sun. June 26th 9:15am
  • Panel immediately following Keynote

“For 40+ years I’ve lived everyday life in a tetherless free-roaming virtual reality universe of my own making where I could see sound and radio waves, and more profoundly, others’ sight. My most profound discovery was not what was inside that universe, but what was at its societal boundaries.

Immediately pressing, are the risks that humanistically intelligent entities, augmented by surveillance pose right now. This sensory intelligence augmentation technology is already developed enough to be dangerous in the wrong hands, e.g. as a way for a corrupt entity to augment its power and use it unjustly [Minsky, Kurzweil, Mann 2013].

Accordingly, we on the panel invite all of you to be not just signatories to the “laws” of human augmentation, but to participate in the drafting and ratification of the written draft of these “laws” in Toronto on the morning of June 26th, 2016.

Steve Mann, Chief Scientist,

back to top