Will Corporations Prevent the Singularity?

March 27, 2012

Ben thinks about the technological singularity quite a lot and on one of his recent* posts, “Will Corporations Prevent the Singularity?” he brings up the point of the pushback corporations will most likely exert against it.
I happen to believe this will be a mute point in the end because the Singularity, by it’s very nature, will [...]


A Singularity by any other name

March 15, 2012
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In this video, Jürgen Schmidhuber talks about an event he calls Omega, which should be very familiar to anyone who knows about the Singularity concept.
He talks about artificial brains and intelligence, about creativity, about humour. About the major human developments throughout history and about his current work and breakthroughs in AI.
And he does so in a charming, funny [...]


On the human body’s inadequacies

March 5, 2012

One aspect that is often associated with the coming of the Singularity is that it will enable us to live forever (or at least for as long as we want to). This may or may not be desirable, but setting aside the discussion about whether we will want to live forever or even if we can cope with [...]