17th Annual Privacy and Security Conference (Panel)

Posted By on January 17, 2016
February 4, 2016 – February 5, 2016 all-day
Empress Hotel

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Held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada this conference is a must attend for those working in the privacy and security fields. Presented by the Office of the CIO and the Ministry of Finance, Government of British Columbia, this three-day conference, is recognized as one of the top tier events in North America. Anyone working in the information privacy and security fields will benefit from the speakers, discussions and networking at the conference. Attendees are from every level both within government and private industry. The conference draws an international audience of some 1,000 delegates with an interest in cutting edge policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at the protection of privacy and security.
Bio Hacking: The Real Cyborgs
Forget wearable tech. The pioneers of our post human future are implanting technology in their bodies and brains. Should we stop them or join them?

We have entered the age of the cyborg, or cybernetic organism: a living thing both natural and artificially. Artificial retinas and cochlear implants restore sight, deep brain implants, alleviate the symptoms of 30,000 Parkinson suffers worldwide. Innovators are using replacement organs, robotic prosthetics and implants to restore body functions. Our relationship with technology is becoming intimate as wearable devices such as Google Glass, Samsung Gear Fit, and Apple Watch show.

We now know enough about bio, neuroscience, computing, robotics and materials to hack the human body. The biohackers, or grinders have been experimenting with implantable technology inserting various types of RFID chips that provided access to houses, factories, security government locations without the need for passwords or security passes.

Could insurance companies harvest biometric data from people’s enhancements, or paranoid governments use them to monitor citizens?

  • Moderator: Richard Thieme, Futurist Author
  • Nik Badminton, Futurist
  • Amal Graafstra, CEO, Dangerousthings.com
  • Derek Jacoby, Founder, Biospace



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