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The Technological Singularity

The idea that human history is approaching a “singularity”—that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines, cognitively enhanced biological intelligence, or both—has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. 226 more words


The Singularity: How the future of matter (hardware) will be determined by mind (software)

“The technological singularity is a hypothetical event related to the advent of artificial general intelligence (also known as “strong AI”). Such a computer, computer network, or robot would theoretically be capable of… 98 more words


Abundance Written By Peter Diamandis

The future is unpredictable. No one knows what the future will entail. Not the crazy guy down the street, not the psychic downtown, not even Ray Kurzweil knows the future. 255 more words

Abundance Book

Has the Internet Replaced Pyschedelic Drugs?

I’ve been exploring the work of Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and Terrence McKenna, and I’ve been considering the legacy of the 20th century’s flirtation with counter cultures, psychedelic drugs, and mysticism. 985 more words


Review and comment on Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence

Back in the 1990s I spent considerable computer time training and optimizing artificial neural networks. It was hot then. Then around year 2000 artificial neural networks became unfashionable with Gaussian processes and support vector machines taking over. 730 more words


Posthumanism in Film

As much as I love reading, I love immersing myself in a great film. The genre I find myself coming back to time and again is science fiction. 1,898 more words


Killer robots with A.I. are worrying scientists


CLICK ABOVE to listen to discussion with Keelin Shanley on the dangers of killer robots with A.I. on Today with Sean O’Rourke (broadcast 5th August 2015) 1,804 more words