[Owasp-chicago] FW: ISSA Monthly Meeting - August 6th - BioHacking, Hacking and the Future of Humanity

Witty, Jason jason.witty at bankofamerica.com
Mon Jul 27 12:00:42 EDT 2009


OWASP-Chicago,

 

This ISSA meeting may also be of interest to you.

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Jason

 

From: Mahesh Babu [mailto:communications at issa-chicago.org] 
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 2:36 PM
To: Mahesh Babu
Subject: ISSA Monthly Meeting - August 6th - BioHacking, Hacking and the
Future of Humanity

 

Fellow ISSA Members and Friends,

We would like to announce our August Meeting and a rare evening with
Richard Thieme who will present - BioHacking, Hacking and the Future of
Humanity. Our esteemed guest speaker is a renowned author and
professional speaker focused on the deeper implications of technology,
religion, and science for twenty-first century life. To register for
this event, please email communications at issa-chicago.org. 

Provided below are the details for the event. We look forward to seeing
you at this event. 

Thanks,
Mahesh Babu
VP - Communications
ISSA Chicago Chapter
www.issa-chicago.org <http://www.issa-chicago.org/> 

BioHacking, Hacking and the Future of Humanity

Richard Thieme

August 6th ,2009

 

 

Outline

 

The skills we have come to associate with hacking - seeing things

cleanly and for the first time every time we look, innovative and

creative thinking, cross-disciplinary knowledge, and a refusal to accept

consensus reality, insisting on making things new, enabling life to do

things that

were unanticipated ... and cool ... these skills apply to biohacking as

well as hacking information and communications systems.

 

Biohacking is hacking the genome, the organism, the species, to create

new possibilities. Beyond enhancements of humanity-of-the-moment, it

aims to generate new qualities and capabilities. Biohacking takes the

work of corporate and government labs and puts it back in the garage

where it belongs. Biohacking aims to create new organisms, DNA that

enables living creatures to do new things. Biohacking is the new

frontier of hacking. And security issues are ... non-trivial.

 

This talk illuminates how current and future developments in information

systems, biotechnology, and nanotechnology suggest ways human identity

will be hacked, altered, and enhanced. The evolution of post-human
identity

is in the hands of a new generation. Does that make you feel secure?

 

This talk sounds like science fiction but isn't. It delivers insights
into

the next chapter of human civilization.

 

 

Speaker

 

Richard Thieme (www.thiemeworks.com <http://www.thiemeworks.com/>
<?http://www.thiemeworks.com/>) is an author and professional speaker
focused on the deeper implications of

technology, religion, and science for twenty-first century life. He

speaks on creativity, how to reinvent ourselves as individuals and

organizations, and the likely futures we will create.

 

Thieme's creative use of the Internet to reach global markets has earned

accolades around the world. He is a member of the "cyber avant-garde,"

according to CNN ... "a prominent American techno-philosopher" according

to LAN Magazine (Australia) ... "a father figure for online culture,"

according to the (London) Sunday Telegraph."

 

Thieme has spoken eleven times for Def Con and served as speaker and

panelist numerous times for the Black Hat Briefings. He has also spoken

for Toor Con, PumpCon, Interz0ne West, SecurityOPUS, Xmas Con (New

Orleans 2600), RubiCon, HiverCon (Dublin), ShmooCon, NotaCon and

RootFest. He has also been the keynote speaker at a number of prominent
security conferences worldwide. 

 

At DefCon VIII, he moderated a panel that included the Assistant

Secretary of Defense, Dir. of Information and Infrastructure Assurance

for DOD, and the Dir. of the Federal Computer Incident Response Team who

came to "dialogue" with more than 5000 computer hackers. He was invited

to moderate because, according to a National Security Agency officer,

"You're the only one in the room with the acceptance and respect of both

the hacking community and the Feds."

 

Location & Time

Metropolitan Club at Sears / Willis Tower

66th Floor in the Oak Room

 

Registration & Event Inquiries

Email communications at issa-chicago.org

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