Steve Aoki: Superstar DJ God and Transhumanist? [updated 5/18/13]

Steve Aoki is a well known well known international DJ and producer from Newport Beach, California. He graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1995. His father was a former Japanese wrestler who also founded the restaurant chain Benihana. Apparently he is also a transhumanist.

His recent hit single Singularity features the lyrics:

Open arms wide as I reach for the blue skies

To embrace we’ll love her now

We were made to last for a lifetime

Searching the world to find our souls

We’re not gonna let you fall

Behind behind behind

We’re gonna live, we’ll never die (fade)
We’ll never DieDieDieDie
We’re gonna live, we’ll never DieDieDieDie
Open arms wide as I reach for the blue skies

To embrace we’ll love her now

We were made to last for a lifetime

Searching the world to find our souls

Deep in the darkest hour of night

We’re not gonna let you fall behind

We’re not afraid of losing time

We’re gonna live, well never die (fade)

The cover of the album shows Steve becoming (we assume) an immortal cyborg while Angger Dimas and My Name is Kay aid his transformation. Ray Kurzweil appears on his human half’s t-shirt.

Steve Aoki opens an audio visual and pyrotechnic barrage with his single Singularity live at Tomorrowland 2012, and the place just goes off. Full 1 hour set linked below.

Singularity

 

Like many transhumanists, Steve is concerned about existential risks.

Steve’s thoughts on The Singularity etc. appear at the 9:00 mark. Check it out.

Steve posted this image to Instagram Facebook and a few other places. Steve wants to live at least 200 years! (And also become an evil wizard?! Steve, as a friend of mine once said, “Why should you, if you already are?”)

And just in case you were wondering….what sort of body mods would Steve Aoki choose?

Apparently an extra pair of small head hands… 😛

Steve Aoki declined to be interviewed for this article, this is the result.

Check out http://steveaoki.com/

HT Singularity Utopia

Update: Steve posts to Facebook today 4/8/2013: “I’m Cyborg Aoki from the future shooting my new music video ‘Singularity’ right now.”

 

Further:  update: 5/18/13 Singularity video released!

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the hat-tip 😀

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