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Super Sapiens: The Rise Of The Mind (Bayside Melb)

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Featuring world’s leading philosophers and academics, including: Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, Richard Dawkins, Hugo De Garis and Ben Goertzel, SuperSapiens is a mind-boggling exploration of ‘consciousness hacking’ and what our collective future may look like when man merges with machine.

As artificial intelligence rapidly blurs the boundaries between man and machine, we face an astonishing question: are we witnessing the rise of a new human species?

Humanity is facing a turning point — the next evolution of the human mind. Will this evolution be a hybrid of man and machine, where artificial intelligence forces the emergence of a new human species? Or will a wave of new technologists, who frame themselves as ‘consciousness-hackers’, become the future torch-bearers, using technology not to replace the human mind, but rather awaken within it powers we have always possessed?

As the scientific community and the military seek to finally unmask the matrix of human consciousness, the film poses a questions: can we risk this discovery? Can we prevent ourselves from going too far?

To quote former US president Barack Obama, “There are fewer and fewer technical constraints on what we can do. That places a special obligation on us to ask tough questions about what we should do.”

SuperSapiens heads hard towards the event horizon of AI, looking at the current state of technology and asks, ‘who is driving these advances and what are the real-world consequences of creating a mind more advanced than our own?’.

An inspiring vision, a dire warning, and an inevitability that we cannot ignore.

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Q&A panel
DAVID LANE, MIND BODY PRACTITIONER
I am a mind body practitioner with over 10 years experience. Using a compassionate, personable but no-nonsense approach I have helped many people over the years with many issues. I have witnessed first-hand hundreds of times the profound effect that changing one’s perceptions and inherited conditioning has upon the physical body and emotional states. Once principally utilising Kinesiology, I have also added The Spiral and Emotional Clearing to my toolkit to assist my clients attain great life outcomes in both one-on-one and group settings. I have always been determined to have my clients be empowered to progress themselves on their journey to authenticity and achievement and so I’m pleased to now teach Self Clearing to all who would learn it.

"There are many amazing benevolent applications that can be made of the integration of human awareness with robotic technology. What is interesting is that most of the science of integration focuses on the human brain, i.e. we can control machines / prosthetic devices through the use of sensors that detect and interpret brainwaves. There is much science (and many spiritual texts) however that state that the sum total of human awareness does not sit within the brain, but is rather distributed throughout the entire body. The heart shows brain-like neural activity, as well as the gut, and indeed has been shown to preempt brain signals. This finding aligns to the Traditional Chinese Medicine view that the "Heart is the emperor" of our being. Modern neuroscience and quantum physics are increasingly confirming many of the core 'beliefs' of more traditional views of the human being, that we are more than just a body being run by a brain. There is more to us, there is a consciousness that exists almost independent of our body, yet influences our body. Collectively, we as a race are undergoing radical transformation of consciousness in the last few centuries - we need to ensure that those changes create evolution, instead of devolution. We must continually raise the awareness of the beliefs, inherited from ancestors, under which we live our lives and change those that no longer serve us effectively in order meet the challenges that the next century brings."

DERYLL NAIDOO, FOUNDER + CHIEF FUTURIST OFFICER FUTURE HUB™
Deryll Naidoo is a high level creative and business executive with more than 20 years experience working in the advertising industry. Deryll is an award winning creative brand expert with the ability to forecast disruptive trends and create pioneer innovative business solutions. Deryll has worked on a global stage in London, Europe, New York and Melbourne on brands such as Monster Education, Virgin, Nike, BMW, Selfridges & Co, SKY TV, Honda, PGA and more. Creating disruptive communications and ideas through technology is embedded in his DNA. He saw the opportunity to create a new type of business focused on transforming people and helping them prepare for a disruptive future. This was the birth of Future Hub.

About the event
Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. 

Event program
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.30pm Q&A panel
9.00pm event concludes

CLASSIFICATION

*This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.