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Dr. Michael Fratkin on Life, Death and Palliative Care Thumbnail

Whether we like it or not, the current reality is that every day 150,000 people die. And while I have no doubt that one day humanity will defeat death of old age, like anyone else, I am not guaranteed that I will be alive to benefit personally from such a [...]

Singularity University Global Ambassador Salim Ismail on Exponential Organizations Thumbnail

Salim Ismail is one of those very rare individuals who can be and look from both inside and outside of the box - all at the same time. Furthermore, Ismail is one the few Singularity 1on1 interviewees who have the uncanny ability to keep surprising me with challenging, provocative, enlightening [...]

Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Superintelligence Thumbnail

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making the difference. So if AI [...]

Nikola Danaylov vs Norman Ball Debate on “Ray Kurzweil: Visionary or Fraud?” Thumbnail

Last Saturday I participated in a 2 1/2 hour debate with Norman Ball that was titled Ray Kurzweil: Visionary or Fraud? Below are the videos of that debate. As you can see the recording quality is rather poor but perhaps you can still find some value in watching them anyway.

BioViva CEO Liz Parrish on Singularity 1on1: Gene Therapy is NOT a Monstrous Science Thumbnail

BioViva's CEO Liz Parrish is a fire-starter and probably not everyone's favorite person. But if your goal is as bold as defeating aging then you'll have to break some eggs. And so feel as you might but I have to admit that Parrish is definitely one of my favorite people - not [...]

Marshall Brain on Singularity 1on1: We’re approaching humanity’s make or break period Thumbnail

Marshal Brain's 2003 book Manna was quite ahead of its time in foreseeing that eventually, one way or another, we will have to confront and address the phenomenon of technological unemployment. In addition, Marshall is a passionate brainiac with a jovial personality, impressive background and a unique perspective. And so I [...]

Top 10 Reasons We Should NOT Fear The Singularity [Infographic] Thumbnail

I have previously published a list of what I believe are the Top 10 Reasons We Should NOT Fear the Singularity and it is one of the all-time most popular posts on Singularity Weblog. Today I want to share this neat new inforgraphic that Michael Dedrick designed based on the content [...]

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