Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1: The Future Isn’t Set In Stone!

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This is the first out of a series of 3 sci fi round-table interviews with Ramez Naam, William Hertling and Greg Bear that I did last November in Seattle. It was produced by Richard and Tatyana Sundvall and generously hosted by Greg and Astrid Bear. [Special thanks to our cinematographer Ian Sun for both recording and editing.] After two previous low tech interviews, it was about time to give Ramez Naam the proper video quality that his work deserves. Ramez is a public speaker, futurist and […]

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Venture Capitalist Brad Feld on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Optimistic!

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Brad Feld is an entrepreneur and a popular popular blogger. He is also the author of The Startup Series of books such as Startup Life. But Brad is best known for being a unique type of a technology Venture Capitalist who has invested in more than 200 different companies throughout his career. And so I was very excited to have Feld on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast, where my hidden agenda was to ask him more non-traditional questions than the ones he usually gets asked. […]

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Future My Love and Starting a Gift Economy

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It took us over five years to complete the film Future My Love. In those years, awareness of economy changed dramatically. In 2007, ‘economy’ was not really a hot topic and was mostly left aside for those who ‘knew what they were doing’. This surprised me because I feel so passionate about the subject. As if the economy – the way in which we arrange our physical existence together – didn’t have much to do with our daily lives! I had started to understand how much our economy affects us, not […]

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Get 2 Free Passes To a Master Class with Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio at The Museum of Arts & Design

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I would like to offer you the rarest of opportunities. The Museum of Arts & Design is offering 2 FREE passes to attend a Master Class with filmmaker, Godfrey Reggio. The Museum will be exhibiting a full film retrospective of Reggio’s work, including the Master Class, this January through March. [See the official press release here.] As you may know, Godfrey is a former-monk work-obsessed hermit who does not make such appearances often and his Master Class promises to be a very unique and lively event. […]

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ENCODE: The Story of You

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Ever since a monk called Mendel started breeding pea plants we’ve been learning about our genomes. In 1953, Watson, Crick and Franklin described the structure of the molecule that makes up our genomes: the DNA double helix. Then, in 2001, scientists wrote down the entire 3-billion letter code contained in the average human genome. Now they’re trying to interpret that code; to work out how it’s used to make different types of cells and different people. The ENCODE project, as it’s called, is the latest chapter […]

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IBM Asks: What Will You Do With Watson?

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IBM Watson is defining a new era of cognitive technology. This generation of problem solvers is going to learn much faster with IBM Watson. And Watson, in turn, will learn much faster with us. Developers will solve new problems. Business leaders will ask bigger questions. And together, we’ll do things generations before couldn’t dream of. Learn more at ibmwatson.com. Join the conversation at #IBMWatson.   IBM General Mgr. Manoj Saxena discusses the future of IBM Watson At Enterprise2013, GM of IBM Watson Solutions Manoj Saxena shares […]

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Singularity Weblog is co-sponsoring TRANSHUMAN VISIONS 2.0

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Singularity Weblog is co-sponsoring “TRANSHUMAN VISIONS 2.0 – East Bay Conference” – with Max More, Natasha Vita-More, Zoltan Istvan, John Smart, Linda MacDonald Glenn, and others. Singularity Weblog is co-sponsoring an exciting San Francisco East Bay transhumanist conference on March 1, that all fans of futurism should consider attending. Numerous people interviewed on Singularity 1-on-1 are included in the event, such as Max More, Natasha Vita-More, Zoltan Istvan, John Smart, Linda MacDonald Glenn, and others. TRANSHUMAN VISIONS 2.0 – East Bay – is the second of the […]

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