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December 6, 2013

‘The tremendous expansion of communications in the United States has given this Nation the world's most penetrating and effective apparatus for the transmission of ideas. Every resident is constantly exposed to the impact of our vast network of communications which reach every corner of the country, no matter how remote or isolated. Words hammer continually at the eyes and ears of America. The United States has become a small room in which a single whisper is magnified thousands of times."

November 5, 2013

The convergence of robotics and advanced weaponry took another inevitable step forward with a successful live fire demonstration of several armed robots at Fort Benning Georgia that was covered by Computerworld last week and a demonstration of the TrackingPoint "smart gun".

June 3, 2013

The recent U.N call for a moratorium on the development of remotely controlled weapon systems has raised some interesting issues and debate. While the tone of the announcement by U.N Special Rapporteur, Christof Heyns, rather dryly refers to LARs or lethal autonomous robots the story was then picked up by numerous news sites with headlines pitting killer robots against the U.N.

May 12, 2013

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March 18, 2013

An interview with Hugo Award-winning science fiction icon Vernor Vinge, who's ideas have done much to further serious discourse around Machine Intelligence and the Singularity.

March 12, 2013

Nick Bostrom interviewed at AGI 12 by Adam A. Ford

March 5, 2013

Ang's research focuses on embedded devices such as routers, printers and VOIP phones. And he is the inventor of a novel, host-based defense mechanism known as Symbiotes. Symbiotes are software defenses "designed specifically to retrofit black-box, vulnerable, legacy embedded systems withsophisticated anti-exploitation mechanisms". Ang's work with symbiotes might very well be the first line of defense for your future cybernetically enhanced mind.

February 4, 2013

Humanity has become more and more connected, from the national level to the personal. Yet are we becoming better able to collectively harness our information, goals, and ideas to lead to wise decisions? How could we best enhance humanity’s collective wisdom to help overcome the global challenges of the next century?

January 22, 2013

Most powerful tools are like double-edged swords. Since information wants to be free, disruptive technologies that put huge powers into the hands of individuals are going to be difficult to control.

January 18, 2013

Will auto insurance disappear?

That's a "provocative but plausible" scenario according to a recent Celent report.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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