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Bill Clinton Interviews Peter Diamandis on Abundance

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This video was shot during the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 and it features former President Bill Clinton interviewing Peter Diamandis on Abundance and solving the world’s grand challenges. It is 14 min long and it is well worth your time. Some of the topics that Clinton and Diamandis cover during their conversation include: why Peter is optimistic about the future; the latest X prize competition for raising child literacy; open source and uplifting humanity; the do-it-yourself economy and why the world’s biggest problems are the worlds […]

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Greg Bear on Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is the Secular Apotheosis

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Greg Bear is truly one of the masters of classic science fiction – he has written over 35 books, that have sold millions of copies, and have been translated in 22 languages. No wonder I was not only immensely excited but also pretty nervous while preparing to interview him face to face. As it turned out I was worrying for nothing: Greg Bear is a really affable fellow with a fantastic sense of humor and, together with his wife Astrid, endlessly generous hospitality. Bear is also […]

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Sparked: Cirque du Soleil’s Dance of the Drones

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Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios have partnered to develop a short film featuring 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance. The collaboration resulted in a unique, interactive choreography where humans and drones move in sync. Precise computer control allows for a large performance and movement vocabulary of the quadcopters and opens the door to many more applications in the future. Get an exclusive look at the story behind the short film SPARKED: a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios. […]

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Envoy: David Weinstein’s Short Sci Fi About Alien Robot Must Become Full Feature Film

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I just can’t believe the kind of top-notch quality that amateurs are able to produce today with limited resources and on a shoe-string budget. Technology is indeed a creativity liberating force and indie film-makers are the proof. So check out the latest example below. It is David Weinsein’s Envoy. In my opinion Envoy must become a full-length feature film because in mere 10 minutes it packs a decent emotional story, suspense, action, kick-ass VFX, great sound and cinematography – a feat that most big-budget Hollywood productions […]

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Rap News covers the Singularity [feat. Ray Kurzweil & Alex Jones]

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Rap News takes a fun trip into what they call: “the pure world of sci-fi to investigate the much vaunted, mysterious potential future event known as The Singularity. What will a machine consciousness mean for humanity? What are the ethical, political, military and philosophical implications of strong A.I.? And what would an AI sound like when spitting rhymes over a dope beat? All this and more shall be revealed in Rap News 28: The Singularity – featuring a special appearance from famed technocrat, futurist and inventor, […]

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Similo: Zacarias & Macgregor’s Sci-Fi Love Story Rocks

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Similo is a short sci fi love story by Spanish film-makers Zacarias and Macgregor. It is a project that consumed every penny that the film-makers had and took 7 years to produce. I enjoyed this sci fi short very much so check it out – it is 21min long and you may enjoy it too. Similo film synopsis: The year is 2065. The entire planet is hit by the effects of climate change. One of the few places that remain habitable is Antarctica, where corporations have […]

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Storm: Tim Minchin’s short animated film is absolutely brilliant!

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Tim Minchin‘s short anime Storm is absolutely brilliant! I have to admit that I often feel the same way as the protagonist of this anime. What’s worse, in real live I’ve been known to be a lot less patient than Tim and to be merciless in annihilating verbally people like Storm… [Lot's of personal development I need to do - I know... but people who know me know I was much, much worse when I was young. So I'm actually a lot more mellow now ;-] […]

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