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Adam Ford: Vernor Vinge – Foresight and the Singularity – Interview

Interview with renowned author Vernor Vinge – about the Technological Singularity, ways to think about it, strategic forecasting, future studies and risk. Specific Topics: The Beginnings of the Term: ‘Technological Singularity’ / The Metaphor Implied by the Singularity / Narratives How Possibility Shapes the Future / Utopias & Dystopias / Thinking about the Future: What …

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TED: Martine Rothblatt | My daughter, my wife, our robot, and the quest for immortality

The founder of Sirius XM satellite radio, Martine Rothblatt now heads up a drug company that makes life-saving medicines for rare diseases (including one drug that saved her own daughter’s life). Meanwhile she is working to preserve the consciousness of the woman she loves in a digital file … and a companion robot. In an …

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Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking

Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as …

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Ray Kurzweil: From Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing Test

Ray Kurzweil is an American author, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity (a moment in time when artificial intelligence having surpassed human intelligence, to radically change civilization, and futurism. He is also a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, …

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