Alexander Hayes on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s a shift in humanity, not in technology!

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Alexander Hayes is an Australian researcher and PhD candidate investigating the social implications of augmented reality technologies such as Google Glass. I met Hayes during last year’s ISTAS13 conference in Toronto and the consequent UAV Drones: Pros vs Cons symposium, where he was one of the key organizers. During the course of these events I was quickly impressed by Alex both personally and professionally, and thus I knew that I had to interview Alex on Singularity 1 on 1 so that he can share the findings […]

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Bre Pettis on Singularity 1 on 1: Take your passion and apply a MakerBot to it!

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Bre Pettis is the charismatic founder and CEO of MakerBot – one of the most disruptive companies ushering in a revolution in personal manufacturing. If you ever heard of or want to know more about the latest in 3D printing then you have to know about Bre and MakerBot. And so I knew that I simply had to find a way to get Pettis on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. During our 1 hour conversation with Bre we cover a variety of interesting topics such […]

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David Pearce reads The Antispeciesist Revolution

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When is it ethically acceptable to harm another sentient being? On some fairly modest assumptions, to harm or kill someone simply on the grounds they belong to a different gender, sexual orientation or ethnic group is unjustified. Such distinctions are real but ethically irrelevant. On the other hand, species membership is normally reckoned an ethically relevant criterion…

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Vote For My Speaking Session at Podcamp Toronto

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As you know I am doing my best to raise public awareness of the issues related to the technological singularity and transhumanism. Thus I am applying for a public presentation and need your vote to help get me on the Podcamp Toronto schedule. All you need to do is visit the page below and favorite it. If you really want to help me out you can also tweet, like and share it too http://snglrty.co/1ct26Mr Thank you very much – I really appreciate your support! “Together we […]

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Gabor Forgacs: We live in a time when it is really difficult to say “This is impossible!”

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The first time I saw Dr. Gabor Forgacs was at last year’s fantastic Idea City conference in Toronto and, after his passionate presentation on bio-printed suffering-free leather, I knew that I will have to find a way to get him on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. Dr. Forgacs is a theoretical physicist turned tissue-engineer turned entrepreneur. His companies are pioneering 3D bio-printing technologies that will produce tissues for medical and pharmaceutical uses, as well as for consumption, in the form of meat and leather. During […]

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Steve Omohundro on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s Time To Envision Who We Are And Where We Want To Go

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Steve Omohundro is a scientist, professor, author, and entrepreneur who has a Ph.D. in physics but has spent decades studying intelligent systems and artificial intelligence. His research into the basic “AI Drives” was featured in James Barrat’s recent book Our Final Invention and has been generating international interest. And so I was very happy to get Dr. Omohundro on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. During our 1 hour conversation we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: his personal path starting with a PhD […]

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TrackingPoint’s Robo Rifle: The Gun That Aims Itself [Documentary]

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In spring of 2013, Texas-based start up TrackingPoint Solutions released the first ever precision-guided firearm, which is essentially a long-range, laser-guided robo rifle. Call it the gun of tomorrow: The technology is so advanced that it can allow total beginners to kill at extreme distances with single-shot accuracy in mere minutes. The PGF’s closed-loop system is based off jetfighter lock and launch technology, something TrackingPoint CEO Jason Schauble says not only marks the next great paradigm shift in the evolution of firearms—it helps users make ethical kill […]

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