The concept of the technological singularity is becoming more and more mainstream and is exhibiting what seems to be an exponential growth in media coverage. Just some of the more recent examples include feature articles on the NY Times and coverage on PBS TV network together with the widely anticipated big screen movie premieres of both Transcendent Man and The Singularity Is Near.
Now even New Zealand’s 60 minutes TV show run a short but very interesting documentary news report featuring Singularity University. Check out the video below which touches on a number of topics related to the singularity such as Ray Kurzweil‘s predictions, immortality, nanotechnology, exponential growth, brain uploading, synthetic biology, space exploration and others.
- Ray Kurzweil at the Daily Show with John Stewart (singularityblog.singularitysymposium.com)
- PBS Reports On Ray Kurzweil and The Singularity (singularityblog.singularitysymposium.com)
- Singularity Podcast: Barry Ptolemy on Transcendent Man (singularityblog.singularitysymposium.com)