You can join the discussion by being invited by the organizers, or you can watch the event two days later.
The teleXLR8 online talk program is “a telepresence community for cultural acceleration,” as their blog puts it. Translation: an audiovideo seminar — think TED in Second Life, plus webcam videoconferencing and video session recording.
The previous phase of teleXLR8 project last year, based on the Teleplace service, produced excellent online talks by Suzanne Gildert, Ben Goertzel, Max Hodak, Randal A. Koene, Luke Robert Mason, David Orban, Mike Perry, Martine Rothblatt, Anders Sandberg, with interactive audience participants — including me, when I could get up that early. Video highlights are here. Topics included brain-machine interfacing, an immortalist strategy, reconstructing minds from software files, a cosmist manifesto, and realistic routes to substrate-independent minds. (KurzweilAI coveragehere.)
teleXLR8 2010 (credit: teleXLR8)
Suzanne says: “This talk will be a call to arms. I’ll excite you about quantum physics — our deepest understanding of the Universe. I’ll explain why quantum computing is not as mysterious as everyone thinks. And I’ll show you how to become a quantum computer programmer in less than 10 minutes.