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Deconstructing Socrates and the Future of Singularity 1on1: Nikola Danaylov Gets Interviewed by Trevor Haldenby

Deconstructing Socrates and the Future of Singularity 1on1 Nikola Danaylov gets interviewed by Trevor HaldenbyEvery once-in-a-while, it is a good thing to do a headstand and look at the world from a different perspective. In podcasting terms that would mean putting Socrates in the hotseat and making me answer questions, rather than let me hide in asking them. And I could’t think of a person better qualified to do that than Trevor Haldenby. Trevor is one of the masterminds behind the ByoLogic BRX Virus Outbreak episode I did a couple of years ago as well as a very skilled interviewer and interactive story-teller. And so I was not surprised I had so much fun answering his questions. Hope you enjoy it too.

During our 80 min interview we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: the origin story of Singularity Symposium, Singularity Weblog and Singularity 1on1; the personal fears and lack of domain knowledge I had to overcome to begin blogging and podcasting; my thesis that “technology is not enough”; my mission to create a symposium where people can give birth to their own ideas; asking questions and the dialectical method of investigation; the importance of habits; in vitro meat and the 3 reasons why I became vegan; why I am not an early adopter of transhumanist technology; my on-going attempt to interview Elon Musk; my favorite interviews or lack thereof; what I’ve learned from interviewing Karl Schroeder;  my vision for the future of Singularity 1on1; my best and worst presentation ever; why I have chosen a long anti-TED-type format for my interviews and my current crowdfunding campaign on Konoz

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  • Matt

    Interesting interview. You referenced your Karl Schroeder interview. That was one of my favorite interviews.

    Nikola, thanks for your work.

  • Thanks very much Matt, I am happy enjoy my work in general and the Karl Schroeder one in particular 😉

  • Raúl Quiñones Rosado

    Love it! Great to get to know you better. I hope your crowdfunding campaign is successful so you can keep feeding my hunger for these conversations. BTW: Let me suggest a change of the weblogs’s tagline to “Because technology is not enough.” Or something to the effect of “Toward a future where ethics meets technology.” Thank you. — RQR, PhD, author of Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation

  • Thanks very much Raul, I really like you focusing my attention on “because Technology is not enough” 😉

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