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Archive for the ‘Singularity’ Category

Editor's Blog

January 23, 2014

The Hollywood cliché is that artificial intelligence will take over the world. Could this cliché soon become scientific reality, as AI matches then surpasses human intelligence?

January 16, 2014

James D. Miller's Singularity Rising is an interesting starter book for proto-transhumanists and will be a must have book for all transhumanists interested in rational and scientific approaches to transhumanism.

January 10, 2014

Gennady Stolyarov discusses three technological singularities that have already happened and discusses their effects and impacts on human existence.

December 23, 2013

During writing a paper for the 100 Year Starship Symposium, I wished to convince the starship designers that they should acknowledge the dynamics of high-technology economy, which may be crucial for interstellar missions. Thus motivated, I have made a new calculation regarding infinity point, also known as the singularity. According to this most recent revision of the theory of infinity point, it turns out that we should expect Infinity Point by 2035 in the worst case. Here is how and why.

December 5, 2013

Both the ideology behind transhumanism and the concept of a singularity have been hijacked by fans of Ray Kurzweil and similar technology advocates.

November 9, 2013

Science, Technology & the Future: Nov 30 - Dec 1 2013, Melbourne Australia

October 28, 2013

Roby Guerra interviews Italian transhumanist Stefano Vaj about transhumanism, posthumanism, and more.

October 8, 2013

History suggests that superintelligent AI has a better probability of finding ways to accomplish its goals with less violence.

September 4, 2013

What we'd have, then, is some super-smart pigs jacked into calculators, Mathematica and the Internet, and with the capability to neurally connect to a diversity of sensors and actuators. What happens when their brains start adapting to the hardware that's been wired into them?

September 2, 2013

Renowned Science Fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson is interviewed by H+ director Adam Ford. Robinson's novels have won eleven major science fiction awards, and have been nominated on twenty-nine occasions. Robinson won the Hugo Award for Best Novel with Green Mars (1994); and Blue Mars (1997); the Nebula Award for Best Novel with Red Mars (1993) and 2312 (2012); the Nebula Award for Best Novella with The Blind Geometer (1986); the World Fantasy Award with Black Air (1983); a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel with Pacific Edge (1991); and Locus Awards for The Wild Shore (1985), A Short, Sharp Shock (1991), Green Mars (1994), Blue Mars (1997), The Martians (2000), and The Years of Rice and Salt (2003).

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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