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Why I Call Myself Socrates Thumbnail

My name is Nikola Danaylov and I am the one who dares to call himself Socrates. This is not an alias I have deliberately or consciously chosen myself. Nor is it one I have always embraced because it rarely serves me well. For as long as I can remember I [...]

The Power of Thought: Dr. Norman Doidge and the Brain That Changes Itself Thumbnail

Is the brain a hard-wired machine that cannot self-repair once you pass a certain age or stage of development?! Can the mind alter the brain?! Does the mind span beyond the bran as a lot more distributed, rather than localized process?! Dr. Norman Doidge believes the way we traditionally think [...]

Arthur C. Clarke Describes Accurately 2016…in 1976 [Video] Thumbnail

Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction author and futurist, crossed paths with the scientists of the Bell System on numerous occasions. In 1945, he concurrently, but independently, conceived of the first concept for a communications satellite at the same time as Bell Labs scientist, John Robinson Pierce. Pierce too, was a [...]

Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity [Infographic] Thumbnail

"I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race" said Stephen Hawking. "With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon..." said Elon Musk. So why are some of the world's greatest minds and some of the world's best entrepreneurs considering the potential rise [...]

Worrying about Artificial Intelligence: CBC on the Singularity Thumbnail

Yesterday CBC News was one among many mainstream media outlets that had a prime-time story about the growing fear of Artificial Intelligence. Check out their short video below. Synopsis: Scientists are pushing to advance artificial intelligence and create smart machines. But now Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have flagged that [...]

The 2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate on The Existence of Nothing Thumbnail

It takes special types of geeks to hold a 2 hour panel discussion about the meaning of nothing. It takes another kind of geek to watch it. The question is: Are you one?!... And as for myself, I have to admit - guilty as charged! In fact, I think I [...]

We Will Live Again [Documentary About the Cryonics Institute] Thumbnail

We Will Live Again looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. The film follows Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. The Institute and Cryonics Movement were founded by Robert Ettinger who, in his [...]

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