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Check this XP I found on the Lunar Public Mesh. I'm strongly considering showing up, partly out of morbid curiosity, partly to see how close I can rile up the biocons before they kick me out.
You think a splicer decked out with nanotats, grip pads, and a cyberlimb will get past the front door? It would be awfully rude of them to deny me knowledge and potential learning opportunities, which is what this convention's all about, right?
On July 22nd in the Lunar habitat of Nectar is the pre-eminent gathering of bioconservative speakers, organizations, and interested parties dedicated to safe and responsible development of transhuman technology. We’ve rented out a space at the Nectar Convention Center for 3 days.
The mission of BioCon is to provide a space for the discussion and development of the bioconservative movement and its allies. Since 3 AF a diverse group of attendees, supporters, and volunteers come together every year to share their thoughts and experiences regarding the scientific development of the human condition. Our subjects span the gamut of issues, from environmentally friendly nanotechnology alternatives to legal and moral issues of psychosurgery. Although our outlook has a decidedly skeptical bent towards transhuman technology, one does not need to adhere to bioconservatism to attend. It is our hope that all visitors, regardless of political or religious ideologies, will gain a better understanding of our causes.
Here are a few notable activities and speakers.
Dying With Dignity XP Premier
Thunder on the Horizon is a little-known space station in the Outer Fringe. Believing that death is a natural and meaningful end to a successful, fulfilling life, the community installs a program of cellular death into their bodies to activate after 100 years of life. There are thousands of bioconservatives with similar views scattered throughout the solar system, but Thunder on the Horizon remains the only known colony fully dedicated to this ideal. The Governing Council allowed a visitor into their habitat to make an XP documentary on how they live their lives without uploading, nanofabrication, or other applications of transhuman technology. We will be showing the movie in full at the convention July 24th, after which it can be purchased and downloaded into XP format. 50% of the proceeds will go to charitable causes.
Morph Alienation Institute Charity Fundraiser
Whether due to indentured servitude, refugee status, unfortunate accidents, or other circumstances, there are millions of people who were re-sleeved into a body without their consent or chose a form unsuitable for their ego. The physical and psychological ramifications of morph alienation is a serious issue which has sadly met with slow progress from inner system governments. The Morph Alienation Institute works tirelessly in bio-engineering and cloning technology to grow bodies as genetically close to their original forms as possible. Thanks to the generous donations of concerned citizens and support from friends and family, last year alone we managed to re-integrate over 120,000 people into forms suitable for them. With love, compassion, and community support, we can bring aid to families suffering from morph alienation.
Ronald Tremblay, of the Autonomous Ego Foundation: Dr. Premier is a Martian psychiatrist most notable for his opposition to government policies of fork interrogation, psychosurgery on inmates, and similar laws. He will discuss the subject of the ego, and the medical community’s responsibility in the prevention of potential abuses of free will and identity.
Louis Crane: An outspoken synthmorph rights activist, Crane’s views are both unconventional and controversial among the inner system for his criticism of indentured servitude as practiced by many prominent Consortium hypercorps. Although many of his bioconservative brethren differ on the subject on synthmorphs, few can disagree with the problematic aspects of forcefully binding egos into machines and what it means for our society.
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
~George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950