Because I have largely abandoned my own background as a fiction writer, I’ll be focusing on the nonfiction pieces in this book only. Visions of the Future is a compilation of futurist and science fiction texts […]
A singularity, according to cosmology, is located at the core of infinite density and pressure, where matter is continually merging ad infinitum. At the perimeter of this core is the event horizon, […]
Peter wrote a new post, Star Wars: These Could Be The Droids We Are Looking For 5 years, 1 month ago
The latest episode of Star Wars is now upon us and has unleashed a new era of science fantasy robots, or “droids” as they are known.
One of the heroes of the new movie The Force Awakens is BB-8, a cute but cap […]
Anders Sandberg of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute delivered our first 2015 Reg Winter Lecture, taking us on a dizzying tour of transhumanism and human enhancement, which covered why c […]
Ivar Moesman (@ivarivano) discusses exponential growth of technology, how it disrupts existing industries and some learnings and implications. Second part is an introduction to 3D printing and the third part […]
I cannot predict the future, but I can look at the recent past. What happened in 2015 as far as technology is concerned? Many things happened that, had I predicted them in January 2015, people would have thought I […]
This week, scientists gathered in Washington, DC for the International Summit on Human Gene Editing to discuss a technology called CRISPR-CAS9, which can insert, remove and change the DNA of basically any […]
“We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin.
That is the primary takeaway message in The State of Future 2015-16 report. In reports over the last 18 yea […]
At the conclusion of the recent International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Washington, DC, its organizing committee released a much-anticipated statement recommending how human genetic engineering should be […]
Ray Kurzweil predicts that artificial intelligence will equal and then surpass human intelligence in the not-too-distant future, in what he calls the “moment of singularity.” Advances in brain/machine int […]
Peter wrote a new post, Event Review: International Summit on Gene Editing 5 years, 1 month ago
On December 1st – December 3rd 2015, the main scientific body of the United States, that is, the National Academies, held the first international summit on gene editing. To that end, the Academies co- […]
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