Alex is a journalist and bioethicist whose research focuses on the ethics of the biohacker movement, self-experimentation, and do-it-yourself science. She writes about policy and emerging ethical issues related to social justice in science and technology, such a human enhancement and reproductive freedom. Her work has been featured in outlets such as New Scientist, Vice, Al Jazeera, PRI's The World, and Medium Premium. Alex holds a Master's Degree in Bioethics and Society from King's College London.
Today, digital products and companies are not just changing the way we live our lives, but also playing an increasingly influential role in public policy and governance. We have reached a point where consumer goods produced by technology industries are beginning to reshape what it means to be Human.
This year, we are going to explore advances in biohacking and transhumanism and their implications for humankind. Will they be to our benefit, further enhancing quality of life? How mindful should we be of the potential social and ethical pitfalls whilst we transform?