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Here is what Singularity Weblog is all about:

Singularity Weblog started as a personal journal of thoughts on trends, news, issues, films and people related the technological singularity. However, due to the active involvement of readers like you, it is evolving into a growing community of people interested in exploring and shaping our future.

The blog is not meant to provide definitive answers, but rather, to ask the tough questions in an attempt to generate discussion, provoke thought and stir the imagination. It aims to spark a conversation about the impact of technology, exponential growth and artificial intelligence where everyone’s opinions and participation are greatly encouraged.

Here Socrates will not shy to provide his opinion but will place no claim on its superiority. His goal is to get you actively involved in the ever-evolving conversation about the future of humanity.

Thus, this blog’s value may be not so much in the answers it provides, but in the questions it raises — the kind that everybody could or should be asking.

In addition, Singularity Weblog will also:

  • Publish relevant articles by Socrates and his friends.
  • Post interviews with the best scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, film-makers, journalists, philosophers and artists.
  • Bring attention to relevant news stories, films, media and scientific developments.
  • Provide an online discussion forum where you can start a conversation on issues important to you.
  • Give you a platform to write and share your own great content.

Welcome friend!

Together we can create a better future, better you!

Who is Socrates?

socrates-drawingDid you ever wish that you could start doing what you love to do all the time and every day? Are you willing to ask the tough questions, no matter what the cost may be? Are you absolutely in love with learning?

Well, this is more or less what Socrates of Athens did 2,500 years ago. This is also what this modern day Socrates decided to do in starting www.SingularityWeblog.com

I have decided to focus on learning while using the tools a contemporary Socrates could use to follow his calling: blogging and podcasting.

I am Nikola and this is my journey to discover who I am as a being, who we are as a species and most of all how does technology change the meaning of both the above questions and answers.

 

Who is Nikola Danaylov?

Nikola Danaylov

Photo by TJ Rak

Public speaker, philosopher, infopreneur, blogger and popular podcast host, Nikola Danaylov was born in Bulgaria.

In 1998 Nikola moved to Canada where he completed an HBA in Political Science, Philosophy & Economics at the University of Toronto followed by an MA in Political Science at York University.

It was at YorkU that Nikola became deeply interested in the Technological Singularity and wrote “Hacking Destiny: Critical Security at the Intersection of Human and Machine Intelligence.”

In 2011 Nikola went to NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California and completed the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University.

For the past 5 years Nikola has published and edited over 800 articles and conducted more than 160 interviews with the world’s best known experts. He has spoken at public events on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism and the technological singularity to new media, blogging and podcasting. Nikola has been profiled in Next Stage Rising Stars Magazine and has been interviewed himself for numerous documentary films, blogs, podcasts, magazines and newspapers. His own Singularity 1 on 1 interviews have had over 2 million views on iTunes and YouTube and have been featured on international TV networks as well as some of the biggest blogs in the world, such as BBC, TV Japan, io9, ZDNet, BoingBoing and others.

Today Singularity Weblog is the biggest independent blog on related topics. The Singularity 1 on 1 podcast is the most popular and widely recognized interview series in the niche and, according to Prof. Roman Yampolskiy, Nikola has established himself as the “Larry King of the Singularity.”

Nikola’s home is in Toronto, Canada where he lives with his beloved wife Julie. [To find more about Nikola Danaylov check out his page of personal interviews – coming soon.]

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