Nikola Danaylov at Devolutions HQ: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Technology

Last week I got interviewed by Devolutions HQ. I enjoyed the interview a lot and thought Yann did a fantastic job editing it. So I decided to share it with you. This way, hopefully, you can enjoy it too. But don’t shy away from criticism 😉

Finally, towards the end of the interview, we explain how you can be one of 3 people to receive a free copy of my book Conversations with the Future.

Show Notes:

In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of having Nikola Danaylov, aka Socrates, to Devolutions HQ. He’s an international bestselling author, keynote speaker, futurist, strategic adviser, and philosopher. His book Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century is a #1 Amazon Bestseller and his Singularity.FM is one of the most widely sought out podcasts in the niche. During the show, we discuss all sorts of interesting IT related information, whether it is a futuristic toothbrush or the importance of having a personal code of ethics when developing software. It’s a bit longer than usual, so feel free to minimize the screen and just listen to the audio.

Just so everyone is clear. We know that our audience comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, both religious and political so the views, information, or opinions expressed in this video are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Devolutions Inc its employees.


Introduction – What Socrates was all about [2:17]

Question #1 – Explain what you mean by Technology is the How, not the Why or the What? [4:05]

Question #2 – Are there any dangers in relying too much on technology? [5:28]

Question #3 – What advice or encouragement would you like to give to young people going into the tech field? [10:12]

Question #4 – How do you think AI will affect or influence the IT workplace? [12:54]

Question #5 – What is the basic concept of the singularity. [20:11] – 17 Definitions of the Technological Singularity:… [21:08]

Question #6 – What can we do to stay human during these technological advances? [27:02]

Book Giveaway – Tell us what you thought about the show below and we will randomly pick three winners to get a copy of Nik’s book! [32:37]

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