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 [...]
February 12, 2012
My good friend Benjamim tweeted a link this week that prompted me to get back onto the singularity topic itself. The tweet pointed to an article entitled “The Singularity and Its Discontents” which presents a summary of what I interpret as being objections to the notion of the singularity.
First off we read about Jaron Lanier‘s opinion that many singulitarians’ [...]
January 19, 2012
Luke Muehlhauser, executive director at the Singularity Institute, is writing a blog called “Facing the Singularity” in which he trying to explain his particular vision of the coming singularity and our role in it.
It makes for a rather involved reading, as Mr. Muehlhauser goes to some pains to explain his ideas in great detail. It also has [...]
May 5, 2011
[ May 12, 2011; 18:00 to 23:00. 18:00 to 23:00. ] Once again the lobsters, singularitarians, tech-heads, geeks (and the just plain curious) are summoned to discuss, basically, the meaning of 42.
Come meet us after work on Thursday, May 12th, at Hennessy’s for a few beers, chips and light-hearted discussions about our collective future, the way we’ll get there, and how in the post-scarcity future there will be [...]
March 30, 2011
[ April 2, 2011; 19:00 to 23:00. ] In keeping with our ongoing attempts at tackling the issues that are a-coming with the singularity (which is about to unleash any day now, you just wait and see), we are going to convene again this coming Saturday.
Hopefully, this time there will be no genetically evolved virtual car distractions and we will nail the whole [...]
February 15, 2011
[ February 24, 2011; 18:30 to 23:30. ] Once again we’ve been too long without contemplating the inevitable coming of our robotic overlords. Or without having a few beers together.
This cannot be!
So to right this wrong we’ll convene again next week on Thursday, February 24th, from 18h30 onwards, at O’Gilins, near Cais do Sodré.
Come one, come all, this is the return to a [...]
June 28, 2010
[ July 2, 2010; 18:00 to 23:00. ] For too long we’ve been without beer discussing the future. Life, tech and everything awaits all on the next meeting of the oneoverzero crowd.
Come meet us at Mar Adentro (Rua do Alecrim, 35, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe, Earth, you-figure-out-the-rest), from 18h00 on, on July the 2nd and get your fill of the future of humanity. Also, there’s [...]
March 10, 2010
[ March 16, 2010; 18:00 to 23:00. ] We’re going to have the 10th edition of oneoverzero on Tuesday, March 16th, from 18h onwards, at Mar Adentro (Rua do Alecrim, 35 – Lisbon, Portugal), which has free wi-fi, electrical sockets, and a good selection of beverages and light dishes. Everyone is welcome! We talk about anything and everything, with a special emphasis on the [...]
October 19, 2009
[ October 22, 2009; 18:00 to 23:00. ] After giving the Singularity a well needed rest during the Summer, we’re going to have the 6th edition of oneoverzero on Thursday, October 22nd, from 18h onwards, at Mar Adentro (Rua do Alecrim, 35 – Lisbon, Portugal), which has free wi-fi, electrical sockets, and a good selection of beverages and light dishes. Everyone is welcome! [...]