Singularity Weblog Layout Testing and Design Changes

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I have not done any design changes to Singularity Weblog for over 18 months. And I am afraid that the look and feel of my blog are starting to age. There are 3 main reasons for taking so long: 1. Design changes take a lot of time Until now I have not been convinced that investing my scarce time in redesigning Singularity Weblog will be time better spent than that invested in creating more new and unique high-quality content. After all, you come here for the […]

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It’s Future Day: Happy Tenth Millennium!

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The Ancient Greeks had a word for the largest number that they could conceive of. It was the myriad and it meant literally ten thousand. Coincidentally, that’s roughly the age of human civilization. So today, on Future Day I’m celebrating civilization’s first myriad. Ten thousand years ago was the beginning of the Neolithic period, sometimes called the Anthropocene period – the era in which humans would begin to exert a permanent and profound influence over their environment. Prior to this, the fate of the planet was […]

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Grady Booch: Enjoy the beauty of what you’re doing but also take responsibility!

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Grady Booch is an IBM fellow, best-selling author, software engineer, geek, philosopher, storyteller, entrepreneur and former US air-force serviceman, who used to work on the secret space shuttle military program. If his bio is not enough to make you watch the interview on its own, let me just add that this was one of the most frank and fun conversations that I have had so far on Singularity 1 on 1. So don’t waste any more time reading but hit the play button and watch the […]

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Androklis Polymenis gives 1 Million NXT to Brain Preservation

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Generous donor Androklis Polymenis has been a Singularity 1 on 1 fan since the very first episodes of my podcast and I was very happy to help facilitate this donation to the Brain Preservation Foundation in support of their vital research in long-term static storage. Here is the full text of the official PR release: Androklis Polymenis Donates 1 Million NXT coins to Brain Preservation Foundation Ashburn, VA— The Brain Preservation Foundation (BPF) has received a one million NXT coin ($43,000) donation from the digital currency […]

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Hiroshi Ishiguro on Singularity 1 on 1: Technology is a way to understand what is human!

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I first met Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro at last year’s GF2045 conference in New York. Dr. Ishiguro is known around the world for his android, geminoid and telenoid robots and I have been trying to get him on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast ever since we met. At last, last week we were able to find an empty slot in his busy schedule and I was able to ask him a few questions. During our 50 min conversation with Dr. Ishiguro we cover a variety of […]

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Why I Converted Singularity 1 on 1 To Black-and-White

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“Why did you convert your Singularity 1 on 1 interviews to black-and-white?” This is the question that I keep getting asked ever since I started publishing my Skype podcast episodes in black-and-white. And so, it is time I share the reasons and ask for your critical input: 1. Black-and-white is less distracting: The human eye is naturally attracted to bright colors. This fact is skilfully utilized both in the film and advertising industries where scenes or products with bright colors stand out and are deliberately designed […]

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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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