What is the Future of Education?

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With current heated discourse over Common Core Standards, America has taken a closer look at the way we approach teaching and what the long-term effects are for students and our country. Are the SAT’s, ELA’s and MRE’s really a plausible way to determine the intelligence and aptitude of a person? Our education system’s main focus on testing and scores doesn’t provide room for real world application and isn’t designed to identify creative thinkers. We are essentially training our youth to become good at regurgitating information instead of […]

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The One God Hypothesis, a Post-Singularity Scenario

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The One God Hypothesis is a potential outcome of the technological singularity/transhumanist movement which I have devised. I have written it as a challenge to the attitude expressed by many singularitarians that technology will somehow enable us to live in a post scarcity world. If anything, it shows that scarcity and competition could potentially become more severe in a posthuman society. In summary, the One God Hypothesis describes a paradigm in which the best course of action for each and every transhuman is to eliminate all life forms with […]

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Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here

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I have to admit – I was a total bitcoin skeptic. But after spending several months learning about cryptocurrencies I have come to believe that bitcoin is the financial singularity – the most disruptive technology of our present day beyond whose event-horizon human affairs as we know them – be it financial or otherwise, will be fundamentally transformed. Why I was a skeptic “Bitcoin is fake money used only by criminals, libertarians and anarchists” – reported the media. “Bitcoin Is Evil” – opined Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman. […]

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Bill Andrews on Singularity 1 on 1: Ageing is not going to cure itself!

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Some will say that Bill Andrews is totally crazy – at 61 he runs an average of 10 miles per day and at least one 100 mile marathon per month. He also wants to “Cure Ageing or Die Trying”. No wonder Bill is one of the 2 main protagonists of a new documentary about life-extension aptly titled The Immortalists. As to whether he is crazy or not, I myself hope that he totally is. Because, if we are ever going to defeat ageing, we are going to […]

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Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

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Jeremy Rifkin is a social activist, economist, futurist and best-selling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are being used in hundreds of universities, corporations and government agencies around the world. In 2011, Jeremy Rifkin published the New York Times bestseller The Third Industrial Revolution, which captured the attention of the world. Mr. Rifkin’s vision of a sustainable, post carbon economic era […]

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The Immortalists: David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg on Singularity 1 on 1

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In my opinion The Immortalists is a the most frank, open-minded and uniquely personal documentary about life-extension in general and Aubrey de Grey and Bill Andrews, in particular. I was privileged to attend its international premiere during the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto, Canada and instantly knew that I have to interview David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg on Singularity 1 on 1. I believe that everyone interested in life-extension – whether they think we should or we should not even attempt it, must see the […]

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IDEACITY 2014: 50 Speakers, 3 Great Parties and a Ton of Inspiration

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I am very excited to share that tomorrow I will be attending IdeaCity 2014. IdeaCity is not just Canada’s premium conference – it lasts 3 days and features 50 speakers, 3 great parties and a ton of inspiration, but in my view it is a mind-blowing, horizon expanding and intellectually exciting event that is second to none. Each June in Toronto, Moses Znaimer hosts the brightest and the best, together with their biggest ideas, for a morning-to-midnight, three-day and three-night extravaganza called ideacity – an immersive, […]

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