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Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on AI and the Singularity Thumbnail

Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype and Kazaa, got so famous in his homeland of Estonia that people named the biggest city after him. Well, that latter part may not be exactly true but there are few people today who have not used, or at least heard of, Skype or Kazaa. [...]

Spencer Wolf on his Mindbender Sci Fi Novel “After Mind” Thumbnail

Spencer Wolf is the award-winning author of After Mind, a mindbender of a science fiction novel about mind-uploading and AI that I just finished reading. When Spencer was a young child attending summer camp he would treat his home-sickness by programming late into the night on his massive TRS-80 personal computer, [...]

MIT Media Lab Dialogue on DRM with Richard Stallman, Joi Ito and Danny O’Brien Thumbnail

"We must destroy DRM. There can be no peace with DRM. A product with DRM has been designed explicitly to stop you from doing things" said Dr. Richard Stallman... Synopsis: Will the future of the Web include Digital Rights Management? The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the MIT-based international standards body [...]

Rise: Proof of Concept Short Sci Fi Film with Anton Yelchin Thumbnail

David Karlak and Virtual Reality powerhouse Nurulize bring a photo-realistic virtual reality experience that takes the viewer inside the world of RISE. The project explores the confluence of VR and science fiction cinema. RISE VR was featured at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes exhibition which is dedicated to the intersection [...]

Richard Stallman on Free Software: Freedom is Worth the Inconvenience Thumbnail

Dr. Richard Stallman is an inductee of the internet hall of fame as well as the founder of the Free Software movement. In the words of Robert Grüning "Richard Stallman is like the Socrates of software, the money making colleagues are the sophists." Another member of my audience said that Stallman [...]

Robert J. Sawyer on Quantum Night: There is nothing inherently unknowable Thumbnail

About 4 1/2 years ago I interviewed Robert J. Sawyer on his fantastic non-dystopian AI trilogy WWW. To this day people keep telling me it is one of my very best interviews ever. Unfortunately last time we spoke via Skype and had a pretty bad video connection. So I vowed [...]

Nikola Danaylov and John Rennie on TRT World News: Are we nearing the Singularity? Thumbnail

Last Wednesday morning me and John Rennie participated in a very short televised debate for TRT World News titled "Are we nearing the Singularity?". Now, I was totally green-screened, had no TV monitor to look at, my ear-piece -- the only input of connecting with the host and my interlocutor [...]

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