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Kevin Kelly on The Inevitable: 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future Thumbnail

Kevin Kelly has been a high profile maverick of both silicon valley and technology in general for the past 35 years. Some of his books have gained not just a best-seller status but a near-cult following in places like China. Popular personalities such as Tim Ferriss have called Kelly “the most [...]

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 [...]

Marcin Jakubowski on Open Source Ecology: From Mud Hut to Singularity in 1 Day Thumbnail

Some people are just outright unreasonable: they refuse to adapt to the world and, instead, try to adapt the world to themselves. Marcin Jakubowski is one of those crazy people who has been trying to open source a civilization starter kit from the ground up. Now, as we know, most [...]

Cory Doctorow: Stupid Laws & Benevolent Dictators can Ruin the Web Thumbnail

Cory Doctorow is not merely a science fiction author stuck in the realms of his own imagination. No. Cory is also an activist bent on fighting some of the David vs Goliath type of battles of our technological age. Battles we all need to fight. And that is why he often [...]

Venture Capitalist Albert Wenger on Basic Income and World After Capital Thumbnail

Albert Wenger is a venture capitalist and partner at Union Square Ventures. He was the president of del.icio.us and oversaw the company’s sale to Yahoo eventually becoming investor in a number of companies such as Etsy, Tumblr and Twitter. Not only that but he is a venture capitalist who supports [...]

The Nostalgist: A Cool Sci Fi Short Film Explores VR and More Thumbnail

The Nostalgist is a fantastic short sci fi film based on a story from the author of Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson. Synopsis: With properly tuned ImmerSyst eyes™ & ears™ the futuristic city of Vanille can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his son threatens [...]

The Opportunity in Devastation: Is the Fort McMurray Fire A Model of Our Future? Thumbnail

The massive and resurgent wild fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta lead to the evacuation of 100,000 people from the beating heart of Canada's oil industry. The fire was promptly named "the Beast" because it was so powerful it generated its own lightning and thunderstorm, which in turn helped fuel and [...]

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