Nikola Danaylov Media Page

Accelerating change has shocked and frightened people and businesses. Too much change in too short a time has overwhelmed our capacity to process, let alone adapt and thrive. We feel lost, powerless, insignificant, unmotivated, and even depressed. This is Future Shock, and we all suffer from it now, be it as businesses or individuals.

My name is Nikola, and I am a Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Technology Raconteur, and Futurist Philosopher. I have spent the last 20 years studying technological change, helping people adapt to Future Shock and major tech trends such as Artificial Intelligence, genetics, robotics, nanotech, synthetic biology, 3D printing, and cryptocurrencies. I translate complex trends into simple stories that help people understand and embrace rather than fear the future, deal with Future Shock, and give birth to their best ideas.

My book “Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century” is an International Bestseller and my pioneering Singularity.FM podcast was the first in the world to discuss topics such as AI. That is why some have called me the “Larry King of the Singularity.”

After experiencing my keynote, you will not just transform how you feel and think about change and technology. You will feel energized, motivated, empowered, and inspired to act. You will find it easier to avoid getting lost and overwhelmed in finding the right direction for yourself and your business. You will gain confidence to confront the chaos caused by Future Shock, embrace change rather than fear it, and engineer your success. You will begin to understand and embrace the future.

Hire Nik as your keynote speaker and advisor @ ConversationsWithTheFuture.com

 

Nikola's topics, subjects, and themes:

Nikola has spoken at public events on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and the technological singularity to new media, blogging, and podcasting. Some of his most common topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Accelerating Change and Future Shock - i.e., too much change in too short a time
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity
  • Technology, Work, Jobs, and Employment
  • Technology and Ethics
  • Singularity and Transhumanism
  • Technology, Society, Culture, and Politics
  • Technology and Humanity
  • Exponential Technology and Disruptive Change

 

Nikola's Social Media Profiles:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikoladanaylov/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/singularityblog

Amazon: amazon.com/author/nikoladanaylov

YouTube Teaser: https://youtu.be/FgUcfDXHfRo

 

Nikola's photos (hi-resolution jpg):

https://danaylovnas.quickconnect.to/mo/sharing/eUF6iKMNa

 

Nikola Danaylov Media, TV, and Radio appearances:

BBC, MTV, Space, ArteTV, TV Japan, Channel NewsAsia, WIRED, TRT News, the Telegraph, io9, the Huffington Post, ZDNet, BoingBoing, and others.

 

Nikola's Speaking Clients include: 

Dell, KPMG, Cochlear, Juniper Networks, NetMedia MX, Danish Engineering Society [IDA], Ontario Medical Association [OMA], Singularity University, Digital Business World Congress Madrid [DES], Canadian Institute of Actuaries [CIA], MPI International, Atlantic Circus Network, Community Futures BC, Devolutions Inc, Saskatchewan’s Association of IT Professionals [CIPS SK], Techno Montreal and many others.

 

Nikola's Short Bio:

Nikola Danaylov is a Technology Raconteur, Bestselling Author, Futurist Philosopher, and Keynote Speaker. His Conversations with the Future is an International Bestseller and his famous Singularity.FM podcast is the reason why Danaylov has been called the “Larry King of the Singularity.”

 

Nikola's Medium Length Bio:

Nikola Danaylov is a Technology Raconteur and Futurist Philosopher who has been referred to as "The Larry King of the Singularity." His book “Conversations with the Future” is a #1 International Bestseller and his pioneering Singularity.FM podcast was the first of its kind. He has done over 300 interviews with over 7 million views and has been featured on international TV networks and other major media outlets.

Nikola has helped people all over the world understand how advanced technologies such as AI impact our lives, our businesses, and our future, and what we can do to embrace change and benefit from it, rather than suffer from and fear it.

Danaylov has spoken around the world on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism, and the technological singularity to new media, futurism, and ethics.

 

Nikola's Full Biography:

#1 Bestselling Author of Conversations with the Future, Nikola Danaylov is a Keynote Speaker, Technology Raconteur, Futurist Philosopher, Strategic Adviser, popular Blogger, and Podcast host.

In 1998 Nikola moved to Canada, where he completed an HBA in Political Science, Philosophy & Economics at the University of Toronto, followed by an MA in Political Science at York University.

At YorkU, Nikola became deeply interested in the Technological Singularity and wrote "Hacking Destiny: Critical Security at the Intersection of Human and Machine Intelligence."

In 2011, Nikola attended NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, and completed the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University.

Nikola has spoken at public events on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism, and the technological singularity to new media, blogging, and podcasting. He has been profiled in Next Stage Rising Stars Magazine and has been interviewed for numerous documentary films, blogs, podcasts, magazines, and newspapers.

Nikola's Singularity.FM interviews have had over 7 million views on iTunes and YouTube and have been featured on international TV networks and other media, such as BBC, MTV, Space, ArteTV, TV Japan, Channel NewsAsia, RTL4, WIRED, the Telegraph, io9, the Huffington Post, ZDNetBoingBoing, and others.

Today, Singularity Weblog is a globally recognized independent blog on related topics. Singularity.FM is the original, first, and most widely recognized podcast in the niche, and, according to Prof. Roman Yampolskiy, Nikola has established himself as the "Larry King of the Singularity." [See Testimonials.]

Nikola is a vegan who lives in Toronto, Canada, with his beloved wife, Julie.

Nikola's latest bio update is here: https://www.singularityweblog.com/about-singularity-blog/#Nikola Danaylov

 

Nikola's Brief Story:

In 2009, Nikola Danaylov completed his master's degree and entered the army of unemployed job seekers at the peak of the recession. "I stopped counting after I sent out 300 resumes - I got one interview which apparently didn't go well because they never called me back," Nikola remembers. "One of my applications went out to the first and only blog dedicated to the technological singularity at that time. They were looking to hire a staff writer and, given my education, past research and writing skills, I thought I made the best candidate you could get. I eagerly anticipated an email telling me how totally perfect I was for the job, but the email never came. So, after two weeks of waiting in vain, it slowly started to dawn on me that I wasn't getting that job either. Then, a crazy thought occurred to me: maybe, just maybe, I didn't need them. Perhaps there was some tiny chance I might be able to do it on my own. I could start my own Singularity website. I mean, how hard could it be?"

Sixteen years after its humble beginning, the Singularity.FM podcast has had over 7 million views on iTunes and YouTube and has been featured on international TV networks as well as on some of the biggest blogs in the world, such as the BBC, MTV, Space, ArteTV, TV Japan, Channel NewsAsia, WIRED, TRT News, the Telegraph, io9, the Huffington Post, ZDNet, BoingBoing, and others. Today Singularity Weblog and the Singularity.FM podcast are among the original first and most widely recognized independent media in the niche, and, according to Prof. Roman Yampolskiy, Nikola has established himself as the "Larry King of the Singularity."

Nikola Danaylov has become a sought-after keynote speaker on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism, the technological singularity, and ethics to new media, blogging, and podcasting. Nikola has been interviewed for numerous documentary films, blogs, podcasts, magazines, and newspapers.

 

Nikola's Book:

"Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century" http://amzn.to/2kcseK9

Press Release: https://danaylovnas.quickconnect.to/d/s/uIP5so7HG1CMwsXAzFFAhC1TIe7qgWXg/1Beyc8Ou-DWOirSggSeLAyglegxvGhcT-p78Aelhg_Ao

Book Introduction: Why the Future adds 0 and what “Conversations with the Future” is about https://www.singularityweblog.com/conversations-with-the-future/

 

Book Cover Images:

https://danaylovnas.quickconnect.to/d/s/wTVTZuQWz9ubltAmrfl4JpjgwmID500m/l5X-S9NUVbCpv2A6mMtaIJPkHUU2sQFW-u7ggf1NO_Ao

 

Nikola's Video Highlights:

Nikola Danaylov Keynote Speaker Teaser: https://youtu.be/FgUcfDXHfRo

Speaking Ad as a 2D Animation: https://youtu.be/E_SMtm-HoL4

Nikola Danaylov and John Rennie on TRT World News: Are we nearing the Singularity? https://www.singularityweblog.com/nikola-danaylov-trt-world-news-debate/

Singularity.FM Podcast Highlights https://youtu.be/JJj4rZW1-Vg

Singularity.FM Podcast Testimonials https://www.singularityweblog.com/testimonials/

On Socrates and Blogging Philosophy https://youtu.be/r-6vK7JHqtk

On Technology as a Magnifying Mirror https://youtu.be/Fr9vaLoD7bU

On Being Human https://youtu.be/BSvJsP4ed1k

On Asking Questions https://youtu.be/E4TCM1owfns

Video Tour of Alcor Cryonics and Interview with CEO Max More https://www.singularityweblog.com/alcor-max-more/

 

Testimonials:

Singularity.FM Podcast Testimonials https://www.singularityweblog.com/testimonials/
Speaking Testimonials: check out Nikola's LinkedIn profile and read his client testimonials https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikoladanaylov/