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Jun 15, 2019

Technology and Human Potential with Nichol Bradford

Posted by in categories: business, employment, ethics, robotics/AI, singularity

Nichol Bradford, MBA, is the CEO & Founder of the Willow Group and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Transformative Technology Lab, Conference, and TT200 List. Prior to becoming a leader in Transformative Technology, Bradford was a senior executive in video games with responsibility for strategy, operations and marketing for major brands that include: Activision Blizzard, Disney, and Vivendi Games — including operating World of Warcraft China. Nichol is a graduate of Singularity University GSP15, has an MBA from Wharton School of Business in Strategy. She is author of a novel, The Sisterhood.

Here she describes developments in the emerging industry of transformative technology. She points out that, in the next 25 years, enormous numbers of jobs will be displaced by automation. This challenge, and others, make it essential that people large numbers of people actualize more of their innate potential. Technology can assist in this process — particularly when it is scalable and can be afforded by the millions. She emphasizes a variety of technological advances while emphasizing the importance of ethics, privacy, and data sovereignty.

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Jun 12, 2019

Why the singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

I recently came to an important realisation: I will most likely see the so-called Singularity happen in my own lifetime. I’m 56, at this time, and I believe that the inflection point at which computers, ‘thinking machines’ and AI may become infinitely and recursively powerful is no more than 20–25 years away, at most — and it might be as soon as 12–15 years from today.

We are at ‘4’ on the exponential curve, and this matters a lot because doubling a small number such as 0.01 does not make much of a difference while doubling 4–8–16–32–64 is another story altogether: timing is essential, and the future is bound to increasingly happen gradually, then suddenly.

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May 29, 2019

An Open Letter to Ben Goertzel

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, neuroscience, physics, singularity, transhumanism

My name is Sarah Lim and I am the US Transhumanist Party’s Singaporean ambassador. I have been repeatedly trying to reach you over the course of the last few months, but I understand that you are a very busy man who’s doing a lot of great things and propelling the Singularity forward.

Like you and Andres Gomez Emilsson, I’m in the very small minority of transhumanists with an avid interest in non-local consciousness and psi research.

I’ve watched your video, “Wild-Ass Sh*t: Consciousness and Psi from a Euryphysics Perspective” four times in a row, to date. I’ve read up extensively on the PEAR Lab experiments, and I’m a friend of Jim Matlock’s as well. I’ve also read and re-read “Physicists Rediscover Sheldrake’s Morphic Fields … and my Morphic Pilot Wave …” five times, to date.

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May 20, 2019

Can Exponential Technologies Make Us Better Humans?

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

In this post, Brett Schilke, Singularity University’s Director of Impact, asks us to consider whether exponential technologies like artificial intelligence can make us better people. He astutely observes the impact of his own interactions with AI-powered devices and invites you to do the same.

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May 2, 2019

Ira S. Pastor — CEO, Bioquark Inc. — Midnight In The Desert Show — Dave Schrader

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, business, cryonics, DNA, genetics, health, life extension, singularity

Apr 24, 2019

Forget about artificial intelligence, extended intelligence is the future

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, singularity

We should challenge the cult of Singularity. AI won’t take over the world.

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Apr 17, 2019

Radical Environmentalism and Transhumanism: Symptoms of the Same Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, geopolitics, life extension, singularity, transhumanism

A new story on my latest article from #transhumanism critic Wesley J. Smith:


Oh my. Two of contemporary society’s most prominent anti-human utopian movements — radical environmentalism and materialistic transhumanism — appear on the verge of a bitter showdown.

When you think about it, that makes sense. Both movements see themselves as the future’s only hope. But their core purposes are incompatible. Radical environmentalists — “nature rights” activists, deep ecologists, Gaia theorists, and their fellow travelers that elevate nature above humanity — hijacked and refashioned traditional environmentalism into a mystical neo-earth religion that disdains homo Sapiens as a parasitical species afflicting the earth. These radicals hope to thwart our thriving off the land in order to “save the planet.” Indeed, I sometimes believe that if they could, they would forcibly revert our species to hunter/gatherers — without the hunting part.

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Apr 17, 2019

Elon Musk’s Question for Super-Smart AI: What’s Outside the Simulation?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, singularity

“The singularity for this level of the simulation is coming soon,” Musk replied to a tweet by the official Twitter account of the television show Rick and Morty in 2017. “I wonder what the levels above us look like.”

READ MORE: Elon Musk Reveals the One Question He Would Ask a Human-Level A.I. [Inverse]

More on the simulation hypothesis: MIT Prof: It’s More Likely We’re Living in a Simulation Than Not.

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Mar 28, 2019

VR and AR will expand the limits of human perception

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, robotics/AI, singularity, virtual reality

As the artificial brain races towards the singularity, what we often forget is the boost to human brainpower that will accompany it. As we increase our senses and perceptions, humans have a choice what to do with these new superpowers, that can be used to reinforce one’s tunnel vision of life or to ignore it.


This story is part of What Happens Next, our complete guide to understanding the future. Read more predictions about the Future of Fact.

Not everyone experiences the world in the same way. Whether it’s how you react to the results of an election or what tones you hear in a sound clip, observable reality is often not as objective as you think it is.

Emerging technologies such as augmented reality will further blur this line. With AR on mobile devices and head-mounted displays, we’re well within the start of what it means to live an augmented life. Humans are doing a lot of fun things right now, like integrating playful games into our world and painting ourselves with digitally applied effects and makeup. We’re also starting to find utility for AR in the workplace and with hardware designed specifically for the enterprise market.

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Mar 28, 2019

Yuval Noah Harari & Russell Brand in conversation on the future of work | Penguin Talks

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, singularity

The Singularity is Near.


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