May 24, 2014
TED | TED Brain Trust
Source: Tampa Bay Times — April 24, 2010 | Mark Albright
“The cell phone is the gateway to everything. In 10 years it will be embedded in your belt,” said futurist Ray Kurzweil.
That was one of many predictions served up to chief marketing officers from 40 major retailers at a… read more
Source: CNN — March 24, 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 will immerse… read more
Source: 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
Source: InfoWorld — September 13, 2013 | Robert X. Cringely
So the question becomes: Is Cortana just a code name, or is Microsoft going all in on an AI assistant that looks and acts like Halo’s Cortana? Heck, Ray Kurzweil has Ramona. Why not? [...]
Source: 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
Source: 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.
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Source: 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
Source: CNN — March 20, 2014 | Richard Gallant
Among them: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, inventor Ray Kurzweil, robotics expert Rodney Brooks, educator Salman Khan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web.
related viewing from… read more