Amara D. Angelica

September 19, 2009

Amara D. Angelica is co-founder and Editor of and its daily Accelerating Intelligence newsletter. She was editor and researcher for two of Ray Kurzweil’s books, The Singularity Is Near and Fantastic Voyage, and was the original Academic Model/Curriculum Lead for Singularity University.

Amara’s eclectic background includes positions as operations analyst and human factors engineer for Grumman Aerospace for electronic intelligence and electronic countermeasures systems, aerospace reliability engineer for General Dynamics, USAF electronics instructor, electronics field engineer at Philco Corp., senior systems analyst at Grumman Data Systems, science/technology writer/editor, video script writer for Reeves Communications, high-tech marcom consultant, and radio producer/engineer at WBAI-FM.

She is an inventor and patent writer, and was an IP manager in biomedical, biophysics, and nanoelectronics technologies for Technology Innovations Inc.

She is a professional member of IEEE. She is also a member of the Space Development Steering Committee and is a consultant with the Association for Science and Technology of Chongqing University in China. She was formerly on the board of directors of the National Space Society,

Amara holds a BS in psychology/mathematics from the U. of Nebraska, and is an electronic musician, radio amateur operator (KF6TEJ), photographer, and videographer. She is currently learning Mandarin.

See essays by this author:
Bill Clinton Calls Many Political Leaders Out of Touch with the Acceleration of Technology at Fortune Summit
Biocyberethics: should we stop a company from unplugging an intelligent computer?
Communicating with the universe
Congressional hearing addresses public concerns about nanotech
Humans and Machines Converge at ACM1
I am the very model of a Singularitarian
Intuitive music
MIT panel discussion on Steven Spielberg's AI film with Raymond Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks, Sherry Turkle and Cynthia Breazeal
Movie reviews: A Beautiful Mind, Vanilla Sky, Waking Life
Space Wars: The First Six Hours of World War III
Surfing The Singularity: Damien Broderick
Techies vs. Neo-Luddites: Progress Action Coalition Formed
Texas thinks small, plans Nanotech Corridor
The coming superintelligence: who will be in control?
The Moon as backup drive for civilization
Top News of 2001
Top News of 2002
See blog posts by this author:
'Aipoly Vision' AI app opens up the world live for visually impaired
'Avatars' to replace some humans at NYC area airports
'Creative right brain' myth debunked
'Extensive if not complete' meltdown of three Fukushima reactors just 16 hours after the earthquake: coverup?
'Orca ears' inspire researchers to develop ultrasensitive undersea microphone
'Pig' movie: question reality
1987 time-capsule predictions for 2012
3D augmented reality holograms are finally here (almost)
Black Mirror Season 3
The Last Generation to Die --- a short film
A Darwinian explanation for the Fermi paradox [UPDATED 4/21/2011]
A huggable, talking intelligent toy robot? Oh yeah!
A humanoid robot that sees, knows where it is, and walks like a human
A limitless power source for the indefinite future
A miniature humanoid robot lives on your shoulder and wants to be your friend
A new blueprint for artificial general intelligence
A radical alternative to nuclear reactors
A robot that learns how to tidy up after you
A stylish new brain-sensing headband
A super-memory smart drug?
Accelerate with Acceler8or!
Ads for monkeys: sign of the end times?
Album MEEMS and track "The Singularity" by acoustic rock band Miracles of Modern Science
Alcor update from Max More, new CEO
An autonomous flying car? Really?
Another faster-than-light neutrinos challenge
Are 'net neutrality' rules a fed takeover of the Internet or a sell-out?
Are you a Facebook addict?
Are you ready for a robot that learns on the Internet?
Are you ready for robots with sensitive skin?
Are you ready for virtual taste?
Attention, Kmart shoppers: there's a robot checker open in aisle six
Avatar meets rejuvenation biotech at stellar SENS event Friday night in L.A.
Battle of the 'Fantastic Voyage' researchers
Beyond texting: augmented-reality windshields --- what could go wrong?
Bigelow to lease space habitats to clients in seven nations
Bing likes Britannica, Bruno burns
Black boxes to be required in all new cars from 2015
book review | The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism
Bots gone wild
Breakthrough: proton-based chips that communicate directly with living things
By 2018, supercomputers could operate 100 times faster than the human brain
Bypass the Internet!
Can taking probiotics improve your mental health?
Can you trust your memory? Take these two simple tests.
Cellphones that can see through walls and detect cancer
CERN physicists trap antimatter for 1,000 seconds --- unlimited future energy?
Consciousness, the Beatles, and Zombie Blues
Crowdfunded science projects
Crowdsourcing a TEDx talk: what are the three most important trends shaping humankind's future in the next 10 years?
Curiosity rover laser zaps Martian rock
Electronic hippocampal system turns long-term memory on and off, enhances cognition
EPA finds 'slightly higher' radiation levels in US [update 3/29]
Every breath you take, every move you make ...
Evi trumps Siri for general knowledge
Evidence of extraterrestrial life?
Extend your life span without dieting!
Eyez without a Facebook --- live video lifelogging!
Fed-funded research: magic mushrooms create 'openness'
Film Preview | Source Code movie combines mind-uploading, parallel universes, time travel, simulated reality
First attack on a cyborg
Former president of India wants to beam energy from space
From DIY to DIWO: biohackers, synthetic biologists, and FBI to dialogue at Open Science Summit
Future music invades the Grammys
Getting 'hallucinating' robots to arrange your room for you
Giant mutant rats invade Google servers, take over Internet, replace 'tweets' with 'squeaks'
Google is destroying your memory
Google's self-driving car gathers nearly 1 GB/sec
Grow a new eye
Has Facebook made you psychotic?
Has NASA discovered extraterrestrial life?
Has your future been adjusted?
Help make me the world's smartest robot
Hit TV show Humans on intelligent android servants
How bio-inspired deep learning keeps winning competitions
How computers are helping solve information overload by learning to 'understand' text
How fleas jump (not an Onion story)
How to access TV news on any topic for the last three years
How to control music and video on the Web with a wave of your hand
How to create a startup country
How to jam annoying talkers
How to learn things automatically
How to Live Forever*
How to make movies of what the brain sees
How to measure emotions
How to preserve competing memories by zapping your brain
How to read a mouse's mind
How to remote-control a robot on another planet
How to remotely hack into Wi-Fi networks and cell-phone calls
How to see quantum images and survive (I hope)
How to stimulate your brain by shining light through your ears
How to synthesize a new kind of yeast cell -- or person
How Watson works: a conversation with Eric Brown, IBM Research Manager
How your memories can be twisted under social pressure
I've seen the future of electronics and it's ... vacuum tubes!
IBM scientists create most comprehensive map of the brain's network
Infinite storage in the cloud: NOT RECOMMEDED
Internet radio without the web
Is Sponge Bob destroying kids' minds --- or accelerating their intelligence?
Is there a Japanese plan to evacuate 40 million people?
Japan radiation levels reach new highs
Julia Map generates fractals with just a browser
Kinect tracks bionic rescue roaches
Late-night radio host Art Bell returns with new show, Dark Matter
Let's tell everyone how to make a virus that could kill millions!
Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World
Mask-bot: A talking video humanoid robot
Meet Stompy: the giant, rideable walking robot
Microsoft offers a glimpse into the future of productivity
Nanoclusters that diffuse laser beams or create 3D telepresence
NASA Ames' Worden reveals DARPA-funded 'Hundred Year Starship' program
Navigating the seas of Titan in a boat
New brain-computer interface mobilizes patients, opens up new mind-control scenarios
New hope for repairing diseased or damaged brains
New supercomputer on a chip 'sees' well enough to drive a car someday
New ‘visual breadcrumbs’ smartphone/Glass app maps group exploration paths
No methane on Mars? Say it isn't so!
Nuclear radiation paranoid's handy reference [UPDATED 3/22]
Panoramic hi-res augmented reality glasses: most radical CES intro so far?
Passing of the typewriter
Ray Kurzweil music technology breakthroughs - inside story
Research breakthrough allows paraplegic man to stand on his own
Reverse-engineering Hollywood
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Robotic space-colony construction, cubesats for Mars, transhumanists on space, and more....
Robots invent spoken language, join Facebook
Sex and the Red Queen hypothesis
Should humans be able to marry robots?
Singularitarians and musicians stage Madrid gathering
Smart glasses from Evena Medical detect patient veins for precise IV placement
Social networks, surveillance, and terrorism
Stalking the wild microbiome
Stealth mold genes take over human genome, jump to databases and chips!
Stoner alert: McDonald's gets you legally high
Superintelligence vs. superstupidity
Swarms of tiny intelligent drones with cameras --- what could go wrong?
Teaching a robot to anticipate human actions
teleXLR8 returns, featuring quantum physicist Gildert on 'Hack the Multiverse!'
The future of autonomous cars ... and planes
The future of the newsletter and e-mail
The Internet, peer-reviewed
The Moon as backup drive for civilization
The new iPad: awesome
The physics of Jackson Pollock
The rise of the machines: and now the really bad news
The search for ET continues --- in West Virginia
The Ubi ubiquitous computer is here
This is your brain on magic mushrooms
Tiny bugs are controlling your mind!
Toward a Science of Consciousness: Brain, Mind, Reality
Txting makes u stupid
UPDATE | Kurzweil to 'grind into smithereens' Colbert's understanding of world tonight, says Comedy Central
UPDATE | The buzzer factor: did Watson have an unfair advantage?
USC engineers build synthetic synapse with carbon nanotubes
V2V: Department of Transportation's new communication system helps cars avoid crashes by talking to each other
Video conferencing with cardboard cutouts and random images on the walls
Visionary transhumanism and radical design to merge in New York City
Warning: the writer of this post may be nuts!
Welcome to 2035...the Age of Surprise
Welcome to your future android clone
What just happened? Why some of us seem totally spaced out
When the Singularity happens, it will be 'very obvious': Vernor Vinge vs. the Singulars
Who is John Galt?
Why China makes our electronic products (it's not just cheaper labor)
Why the sponge's protosynapses never evolved into the real thing
Will a Dutch discovery lead to understanding dark matter and a real quantum computer? UPDATE APR 17
Will the Kinect 2 read your lips? Open the pod bay door, HAL
Will this new 'socially assistive robot' from MIT Media Lab (or its progeny) replace teachers?
Your future smartphone and tablet will have 48 cores: Intel