Ed Boyden on Singularity 1 on 1: Let’s Bring Engineers into Studying the Brain

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The first time I met Prof. Ed Boyden was at last year’s Global Future 2045 conference in New York. There I was highly impressed with Boyden’s impressive work in neuroscience in general and optogenetics in particular, as well as the profound implications it would have on our ability to understand and manipulate the brain. And so I knew instantly I must bring him for an interview on Singularity 1 on 1. During our 1 hour conversation with Ed we cover a variety of topics such as: his […]

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The Bitcoin Phenomenon [Short Doc]

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There are a number of bitcoin documentaries being produced at the moment and within the next 6 to 18 months we would be flooded with them. The Bitcoin Phenomenon is a 35 min short documentary that looks at the history, the technology, and the clash between the politics of early-adopters and the VCs and entrepreneurs gearing up to take Bitcoin mainstream. Will the establishment interests of Wall Street and Silicon Valley be able to neutralize the radical politics of this movement?! The Bitcoin Phenomenon includes interviews with many of […]

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Peter Voss on Singularity 1 on 1 [Part 2]: There is nothing more important and exciting than building AGI

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Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral philosophy and artificial general intelligence. Given how quickly our first interview went by, I wanted to bring him back to Singularity 1 on 1 and dig a little deeper into some of the issues we touched on the previous time. During our 53 min conversation with Peter we cover a […]

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Andreas Antonopoulos on Singularity 1 on 1: “Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!”

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Andreas Antonopoulos is arguably the face of bitcoin because he is probably the most prolific interviewee as well as the most publicly recognized expert in the field of crypto-currency. To top it off, Andreas is extremely eloquent, has an impressively broad spectrum of knowledge and is an admitted disruptarian. I have been receiving numerous requests to interview him on Singularity 1 on 1 and was very happy to finally have the opportunity to do so during the recent Bitcoin Expo 2014. During our 85 min conversation with Andreas […]

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Religion and Transhumanism – May 10 conference in San Francisco East Bay

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The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology (IEET), the Mormon Transhumanist Association, and Brighter Brains Institute are co-sponsoring a conference on the theme of “Religion and Transhumanism.” The event will take place on May 10, 2014, from 9:30 am – 8 pm, at Piedmont Veteran’s Building, 401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, in the San Francisco East Bay. This is the 4th conference in 4 months, in the “Transhuman Visions” series produced by Hank Pellissier. The conference will tackle difficult questions, like: Are Transhumanism and Religion compatible, or […]

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Future Dimensions: Ryan Harding’s Short Doc about the Future

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Future Dimensions is Ryan Harding‘s 11-minute-long documentary about the future. Synopsis: The present is surreal and one thing is for sure, the future will be weirder still. Anders Sandberg of the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford and other thinkers – such as Kevin Warwick, mull over whether humans might become the pets of intelligent machines; what threat does epidemic disease pose, and why we feel such a need to predict the future anyway. Director: Ryan Harding Producer: Marianna Petrilli  

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Peter Voss on Singularity 1 on 1: Having more intelligence will be good for mankind!

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Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral philosophy and artificial intelligence. I have been planning to interview Voss for a while and, given how quickly our discussion went by, I will do my best to bring him again to Singularity 1 on 1. During our 1-hour-long conversation with Peter we cover a variety of topics such as: […]

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