The debate will feature three “Oxford Style” Transhumanist Team Debates on these three topics:
IMMIGRATION & BORDERS
BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE
WHAT IS THE ‘NATURE’ OF THE SINGULARITY? WILL IT HAPPEN AT ALL?
Each debate will be one hour long.
The first third will be presentation of their POV by the debate team,
the second part will open-ended dispute and persuasion between the two teams,
and the final section will have the audience leaping into the fray.
There will also be a Before/After Debate Poll of the audience to ascertain who actually “won” – (i.e., gained more converts than lost)
The event is co-sponsored with:
Anatoly Karlin proposed the debate concept.
At the present time the debate teams are:
What is the ‘Nature’ of the Singularity, and Will it Happen at all?”
debaters are Andres Gomez Emilsson, Randal Koene, Anatoly Karlin, Ted Peters and Dan Faggella
TEAM Pro-Basic Income Guarantee (Anya Petrova, Barbara West, Randal Koene)
TEAM Anti-Basic Income Guarantee (Jay Cornell, Hank Pellissier [expressing Dutch Socialist POV])
Moderated by Scott Jackisch
TEAM Pro-Open Borders/Immigration (Randal Koene, Scott Jackisch)
TEAM Anti-Open Borders (Anatoly Karlin, Mike Johnson)
Moderated by Jay Cornell
We are seeking additional debaters, so that there are 3 people on Each Team. if you’re interested in Debating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets available at EventBrite HERE
EET is co-sponsoring a “Transhuman Debate” event in Oakland, California, on February 6, 2016, at Humanist Hall.