May 24, 2014
TED | TED Brain Trust
Guardian Liberty Voice — May 22, 2014 | Rebecca Savastio
We also asked Stolyarov about Google Glass and chief engineer at Google, Ray Kurzweil. Stolyarov gave tremendous insight into these issues and more. Google chief engineer Ray Kurzweil is a transhumanist. He is working toward the Singularity and the day when computers become smarter than people.
There has not been a single technology in recent history that has remained an exclusive preserve of the wealthy, even though many technologies started… read more
Maximum Life Foundation — April 22, 2014 | David Kekich
The big takeaway from this program was you don’t need to be an immortality seeker to both enjoy it and benefit from it. It covered the gamut from a complete longevity workup followed by… read more
Daily Mail — April 2, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
The 66-year-old entrepreneur and futureologist, who predicted the rise of the internet and that a world chess champion would one day be beaten by a computer, has said machines will outsmart their makers by 2029.
In an interview with The Observer, he said, “My… read more
The New York Times — April 1, 2014 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
“Money is a very interesting philosophical idea in that we have all of humanity agreeing on this system,” said Ray Kurzweil. “So even though we may radically disagree on some things — like let’s say the U.S. government and Al Qaeda — they both respect money. So it’s remarkable how we have this universal respect for this very esoteric virtual construct.”
Mr. Kurzweil is not sure how easy… read more
Igloo Animations | This audio is taken from documentary film Transcendent Man. Igloo cut the audio to explain what the technological singularity is, in one minute.
Igloo Animations creates multimedia content. Established by director Trevor Courtney, Igloo is an award-winning animation studio and created Gimme the Short Version, which makes complex topics easy to digest, presents information clearly and simply and informs with bite-size visual chunks.
related… read more
CNN — March 24, 2014
CNN | CNN original series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, hosted and produced by the Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, launched its second season on CNN on April 13, 2014.
The second episode “Futurism” featured Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD.
The program, which was recently honored with an award for “best limited series” by the International Documentary Association, premiered in 2013 on CNN.
Each week, Spurlock… read more
TED — March 24, 2014
TED — March 24, 2014
This video takes a quick spin through just some of them, with thoughts from tech pioneers including Nicholas Negroponte, Rodney Brooks, Jeff Han and Pattie Maes.
New Scientist — March 21, 2014 | Aviva Rutkin
New Scientist | Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Bono have all done it. Soon robots will have a chance to deliver their own TED talks. That’s the latest challenge to the field of artificial intelligence, announced yesterday by the non-profit X Prize Foundation.
“We will need to take some number of months to figure this out,” Diamandis adds. “We have some great experts like Ray Kurzweil and Sebastian… read more