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The Future of Identity

Wednesday, December 1, 6:00–7:00

Foster 107

Future Café is a space to think creatively, cooperatively, and radically about long-term futures. University of Chicago undergraduate students, please join us for our next meeting to discuss the future of identity.

Does identity even mean anything? Will it mean anything in the deep future? The ways that we define who we are index the world around us as much as they track some innate personal features. As the world and the social relations that comprise it shift and change, will the ways we anchor ourselves evolve to match? This conversation will dive into the murky pools of self-creation and the possibilities therein.

Future Café events are open to all undergraduate students at the University of Chicago. No prior knowledge of the topic of discussion is required, nor is there “homework.”

This event is free and open to all University of Chicago undergraduate students. It will be held in person: capacity is limited, and registration is required.

This convening is open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.