The Best of Singularity Weblog in 2014

youtube-banner-ndanaylovNow that 2014 is almost over, it is time to look back and acknowledge the very best content on Singularity Weblog for this year.

However, instead of writing a top 10 (or even worse – top 20) list, which research suggests people rarely read past the first 5, I intend to trick your brain by posting a few much shorter lists in several categories.  In this way, hopefully, you will get to (re)discover a few interesting articles from the Singularity Weblog Archive that you may have otherwise missed.

So, the categories that I have in mind are: most popular Singularity 1 on 1 podcast episodes; best Op-Ed articles; most popular short sci fi film and documentary; best review and, finally, some old but gold articles from years past.

The metrics used for the ranking are a combination of Google Analytics, social bookmarks, post comments, emails to Socrates, and my rather partial and subjective personal opinion ;- )

In short, the list is compiled on the basis of 90% direct or indirect reader input from you, and 10% editorial assessment from me. Also, please note that once a post has been listed in one category it is automatically disqualified from the other ones.

Hope you like it, but, even if you don’t, make sure you set me straight with your comments after the post!


Most Popular Singularity 1 on 1 Podcast Episodes

Michio Kaku on Singularity 1 on 1: Science is the Engine of Prosperity!

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

Andreas Antonopoulos on Singularity 1 on 1: “Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!”


Top 3 Singularity Op Ed Articles 

Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here

Practopoiesis: How cybernetics of biology can help AI

The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity


Most Popular Sci Fi Short Film

Envoy: David Weinstein’s Short Sci Fi About Alien Robot Must Become Full Feature Film


Top Documentary

Will Work For Free: A Doc About Technological Unemployment


Top Review

Transcendence: Johnny Depp’s New Singularity Film [Almost] Transcends Technophobia


Singularity Humor

Breaking News: ByoLogyc CEO Chet Getram on the BRX Virus Outbreak


Old But Gold (Previously published content still getting good traffic)

Aubrey de Grey’s Singularity Podcast: Longevity Escape Velocity May Be Closer Than We Think (Singularity 1 on 1 interview)

23andMe DNA Test Review: It’s Right For Me But Is It Right for You? (product review)

Can Terraforming Venus Be The Solution To Population Growth? (Guest Blog Op Ed)

The Perils of Voice Recognition Technology (Funny Clip)

The Einstein Theory of Relativity: a 1923 Silent Animated Film

ROSA: an Epic Sci Fi Short Film by Jesus Orellana (short sci fi film)

Top 5 Tips for Applying to Singularity University

The Importance of Doubt, Asking Questions and Not Knowing (Op Ed)

A Transhumanist Manifesto (manifesto proposal)

Hamlet’s Transhumanist Dilemma: Will Technology Replace Biology? (poetry?!)

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On Transhumanist Manifestos and Dilemmas

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Nikola Danaylov on the Always Another Way Podcast: The World is Transformed by Asking Questions

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Magic, Manic and Monstrous: How Facebook is Programming Us

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On Tech Unemployment and the Labor vs Capital Balance of Power

What´s Your Why?

Technology is the How, not the Why or What

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On Singularity University and the Danger of Being Exponential

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Is the Singularity Steering us Toward the Greatest Inequality in History?

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Must Watch: “Slaughterbots” Short by Stop Autonomous Weapons