Singularity Weblog started as a personal journal of thoughts on trends, news, issues, films and people related the technological singularity. However, due to the active involvement of readers like you, it is evolving into a growing community of people interested in exploring and shaping our future.
The blog is not meant to provide definitive answers, but rather, to ask the tough questions in an attempt to generate discussion, provoke thought and stir the imagination. It aims to spark a conversation about the impact of technology, exponential growth and artificial intelligence where everyone’s opinions and participation are greatly encouraged.
Here Socrates will not shy to provide his opinion but will place no claim on its superiority. His goal is to get you actively involved in the ever-evolving conversation about the future of humanity.
Thus, this blog’s value may be not so much in the answers it provides, but in the Questions it raises — the kind that everybody could or should be asking.
In addition, Singularity Weblog will also:
- Publish relevant articles by Socrates and his friends.
- Post interviews with the best scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, film-makers, journalists, philosophers and artists.
- Bring attention to relevant news stories, films, media and scientific developments.
- Provide an online discussion forum where you can start a conversation on issues important to you.
- Give you a platform to write and share your own great content.
Together we can create a better future, better you!
Who is Socrates [aka Nikola Danaylov]?
Like Socrates of deeply in love with learning but keenly aware that his personal knowledge is always going to be dwarfed by his ignorance: a man who knows that he doesn’t know; a man with many questions and few answers of his own… Thus Singularity Weblog is, and will always remain to be, an open and collaborative work in progress. And Nikola is, and will remain to be, a student and a host, rather than a teacher or an owner.
Yet, Nikola is of the strong belief that we can attain profound insights by asking challenging questions in the company of good people, gathered within an open, informal and interactive symposium. Danaylov hopes to be the midwife, and Singularity Weblog – the setting, where you come to examine the questions, search for your answers, challenge, be challenged and, ultimately, give birth to your own ideas.
It is for this reason that, having spent the past 6 years producing over 900 articles and interviewing more than 190 of the world’s best known experts, Nikola has gifted all his content for free – in the hope of helping you create a better future, better you.
In 1998 Nikola moved towhere he completed an HBA in Political Science, Philosophy & Economics at the University of Toronto followed by an MA in Political Science at York University.
It was at YorkU that Nikola became deeply interested in the Technological Singularity and wrote “Hacking Destiny: Critical Security at the Intersection of Human and Machine Intelligence.”
Nikola has spoken at public events on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism and the technological singularity to new media, blogging and podcasting. He has been ranked within the top 10 people the AI Elite follow on Twitter, profiled in Next Stage Rising Stars Magazine and has been interviewed himself for numerous documentary films, blogs, podcasts, magazines and newspapers. Nikola’s own Singularity 1 on 1 interviews have had over 4 million views on iTunes and YouTube and have been featured on international TV networks as well as some of the biggest blogs in the world, such as BBC, ArteTV, TV Japan, io9, the Huffington Post, ZDNet, BoingBoing and others.
Today Singularity Weblog is the biggest independent blog on related topics. The Singularity 1 on 1 podcast is the most popular and widely recognized interview series in the niche and, according to Prof. Roman Yampolskiy, Nikola has established himself as the “Larry King of the Singularity.” [See my page of Testimonials.]
Nikola is a vegan who lives in Toronto, Canada with his beloved wife Julie and their 17-year-old Yorkie Georgie. [To find more about Nikola Danaylov check out his page of personal interviews – coming soon.]
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