Singularity Defined and Refined

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The meanings of words change. Meanings evolve. Definitions of words are not set in stone, they aren’t unalterable commandments from God. Words are merely concepts humans have invented. The original definition of “awful” was apparently full of awe, worthy of respect. Anyone can invent a word. Successful inventions enter common usage. All inventions are typically refined. The invention of words isn’t immune to refinement. Misunderstanding often occurs regarding the word Singularity because this word is being refined, which is more common for new concepts. I think the […]

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Singularity 1 on 1: Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey on BioHacking

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Dave Asprey is founder of The Bulletproof Executive as well as a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. He lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, upgraded his brain by more than 20 IQ points, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. I first heard of Dave from my friend PJ Manney who highly recommended Asprey for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. After such an […]

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Death to Death! [I Won't Go Gentle Into That Good Night!]

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In the past 3 weeks I had 3 deaths in the family: First, my aunt died suddenly from pancreatic cancer. Then my dad had a burst brain clot. And a few hours ago my grandmother had a stroke. All in all, I haven’t had so much death since my mother passed away when I was 14… Unfortunately death is not an experience unique only to me. Each and every day 155,000 people die. [That's almost 2 people per second] Since the beginning of time many billions […]

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David Pearce on Singularity 1 on 1: Give Up Eating Meat!

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David Pearce is a British utilitarian philosopher who promotes what he calls The Hedonistic Imperative. David is also a co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association and a vegan who argues that we (or our future posthuman descendants) have a responsibility not only to avoid cruelty to animals within human society but also to alleviate the suffering of animals in the wild. During our 85 minute conversation with David Pearce we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: why in his view philosophy is mostly a […]

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FutureMed: The Future of Health

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      This archive file was compiled from audio and video documentation of a gathering of medical professionals, inventors & entrepreneurs, held at Singularity University in California, February 2013. The selected material gives a portrait of a time in which the field of health found itself at a crossroads between the mature medical institutions which had slowly evolved over hundreds of years, and a need to develop and integrate new, more flexible and scalable forms of care. We created “FutureMed: The Future of Health” as […]

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Make Up Your Mind! [Now I am Become Water the Creator of Worlds]

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This title with apologies to J. Robert Oppenheimer Accommodation: When a baby holds a ball, the baby adjusts its grip according to the nature of the ball (its thingness ‘as such’, its “ball-ness”). In re-action to the softness, roundess, smoothness and other attributes of a ball, the baby becomes attracted or repelled by the object. If the object is experienced as pleasurable or painful, or otherwise interesting or important, the baby will form a memory strength commensurate with the significance of the experience. In a way, […]

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Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!

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Dr. Noam Chomsky is a famed linguist, political activist, prolific author and recognized public speaker, who has spent the last 60 years living a double life – one as a political activist and another as a linguist. His activism allegedly made him the US government’s public enemy number one. As a linguist he is often credited for dethroning behaviorism and becoming the “father of modern linguistics” (and/or cognitive science). Put together his accomplishments are the reasons why he is often listed as one of the most […]

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