My CoNZealand Schedule
Here's what I'll be up to during the 2020 Worldcon.
This year's Worldcon is virtual, so you can easily attend! Zip on over to the CoNZealand website to get registered and attend any or all of the events below. Particularly of note for me this year, you can come to my reading, attend my Kaffeeklatsch, or join the discussion on my idea of "thalience."
29 Jul 2020, Wednesday 10:00 - 10:50, Programme Room 1 (Webinar) (Programming)
Law changes when the world changes. When you can duplicate a person, who owns the house? Which one is married to the spouse? How do you define property when physical objects are almost worthless but computing power is in short supply? Is it ethical to genetically "correct" autism in the womb? We're going to have to decide.
29 Jul 2020, Wednesday 13:00 - 13:50, Programme Room 4 (Webinar) (Programming)
Will we ever fully disentangle from the physical? Blockchains, crytocurrency, differently organic sentinence. Will economic concepts of supply, demand, money, resources hold up? Evolve? Or be completely different? And what might they look like?
Kaffeeklatsch: Karl Schroeder
31 Jul 2020, Friday 13:00 - 13:50, Kaffeklatch and Literary Beer Room (Programming)Would you like the chance to video chat with nine other fans and a writer? Grab your favorite beverage and sign up for a spot!
Reading: Karl Schroeder
2 Aug 2020, Sunday 09:30 - 09:55, Reading Room 2 (Programming)
The Day After Tomorrow: Near Future SF
2 Aug 2020, Sunday 11:00 - 11:50, Programme Room 3 (Webinar) (Programming)
What are the challenges of SF set in the near future? What are good examples?
Thalience and Sentience
2 Aug 2020, Sunday 13:00 - 13:50, Programme Room 4 (Webinar) (Programming)
Thalience and sentience. Is there really a difference? How do we tease it out?