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Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review The Declaration of Singularity.
Like the Founding Fathers, transhumanists and singularitarians believe that we are subject to an oppressive regime with no legitimate claim on our lives or our futures. Has the time come to declare our independence from a world of pain, scarcity, and limitations?
Authors R. U. Sirius and Jay Cornell discuss their new book, Transcendence: the Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity.
In nearly ninety A-Z entries, Transcendence provides a multilayered look at the accelerating advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, genomics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, space exploration, synthetic biology, robotics, and virtual worlds that are making transhumanism a reality. Entries range from Cloning and Cyborg Feminism to Designer Babies and Memory-Editing Drugs. In addition, the book notes historical predecessors and personalities, both in mythology and history--ranging from Timothy Leary to Michael Jackson to Ray Kurzweil. It also introduces the culture around Transhumanism, covering all the geeky obsessions of the Transhumanist movement.
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R. U. Sirius (Ken Goffman) is a writer, editor, and well-known digital iconoclast. He was co-publisher of the first popular digital magazine, Mondo 2000, from 1989-1993 and co-editor of the popular Book Mondo 2000: A user's Guide to the New Edge. He has written about technology and culture for Wired, Rolling Stone, and Boing Boing. He also lectures widely.
Jay Cornell is the former managing editor of h+ Magazine and senior web developer at Landkamer Partners.
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the timing of the Technological Singularity:
...a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have progressed to the point of a greater-than-human intelligence, radically changing civilization, and perhaps human nature.Since the capabilities of such an intelligence may be difficult for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is often seen as an occurrence (akin to a gravitational singularity) beyond which the future course of human history is unpredictable or even unfathomable.
If it is going to happen, one of the critical questions is when. Ramez Naam has recently suggested that it probably won't be any time soon. But William Hertling says don't be too sure -- it could happen a lot faster than we think.
Who's right? Is the Singularity near?
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The World Transformed presents the November Singularity Network video hangout. PJ Manney, Jason Xu, Stephen Gordon, Philippe Van Nedervelde, Nikola Danaylov and others will be on hand to discuss a wide range of topics including accelerating technologies, transhumanism, nanotechnology, biotechnology, anti-aging, robotics, and post-scarcity.
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Robert Cooper is joined yet again by Jesse Starcher as they talk about the newest album, "The Singularity, Phase 1: Neohumanity", from the band Scar Symmetry.
What's the difference between the original Delcaration of Independence and the Speculist's Declaration of Singularity?
Obviously one has already happened, and one has yet to happen. But what else? A few minor word changes aside, the big difference has to do with when things happen versus when they are declared to have happened.
What can we make about recent headlines concerning the Turing Test, self-Driving cars, and other developments? Do they change the Declaration at all?
Or maybe is it time for a new declaration altogther?
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Tonight, I will be airing a pre-recorded interview that I did with Kris Wheeler. In this show we discussed the current financial situation, the need to limit your on-line profile, why you need to get out of debt and the significance of the coming "Singularity" as it relates to the New World Order and End Times events.
Knowledge shall be increased. We live in a day and age where the "amazing" has become commonplace, we have gotten so used to advanced technology to run our everyday lives. But did you know that just around the corner is waiting some advances and inventions that wll blow your mind? Tune in as we look at how Daniel's prophecy of "increased knowledge" is coming true right here and right now.
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With your radio host and bible teacher, Geoffrey Grider of Now The End Begins.
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book,even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4
In 1991 we started had ImplantableMedicalDevices; PaceMakers and defibrillators. Creations that supplement the heart by artificial means. Soon after that, we developed forms of prosthetics that gave way to artificial limbs. Bionics became the next step in this invasive technological growth. Allowing various versions of body parts to be made that would, yet again, supplement the human body. Mind-to-body microchips that create a response from neurons to receivers. Recently, an operation was carried where they transplanted not only the head of a monkey, but also the head of a man onto a new body. These are things we're capable today. Who's to say we're not capable of creating a synthetic body, compatible with an exterior natural form? These are marvelous technologies nonetheless, but they enhance the 'Human Condition' and right now our whole planet is in a turmoil. What happens when requirements of Life-Extension technologies are the norm for service? An immortal Frankenstein like arm, patched together by various technologies to sustain what we call 'life'.For now, our natural bodies can handle the Pre-Human world; This is Earth 1, the original design. What's happening now, with the pollution of our air, the toxification of our food and the modification of our genetics, is that we are being aggressively converted. As radical as the notion sounds, explain animals growing extra appendages after eating GMO food after a two year process, or children being irradiated and malformed after a town is shot up with Uranium? These are lasting effects on our planet that won't end in our life time. These are artificial evolutions that require synthetic solutions, and because of this we are evolving. And if we're not being resuscitated by AutomaticInternalDefibrillators. We are being soft killed by these man-made poisons, and their solutions are more chemicals with the involvement of technology.
John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. Making the mystical accessible to the scientific-minded, and bringing the language of science to the Mystery, John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery.
This month, John speaks with Lincoln Cannon, co-founder of the Mormon Transhumanist Association and philosopher of theological evolution and post-secular religion, about the nature of consciousness, thriving, and the role technology might play in the very near future. Their conversation includes an exploration of transhumanism - the use of technology to extend what it means to be human, and on the perspectives within Mormonism that make transhumanism and Mormonism such interesting bedfellows.
John is also joined by his Firefly Willows L*I*V*E! co-hosts HiC Luttmers and Mildred Lynn McDonald for a roundtable discussion on what it takes to stay young. As usual, HiC and Mildred Lynn come up with some surprising but sensible advice.
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Carrie Morgridge Vice President of The Morgridge Family Foundation and author of the new book EVERY GIFT MATTERS: How Your Passion Can Change The World. For the past fifteen years, she and her husband, John, have worked tirelessly to leverage their foundation's funds, spark innovation, and fuel transformation in the areas of education, health and wellness, the arts, and conservation
Karen Littman has been a leader in creativity and innovation for over 25 years. Littman is the founder and President of Morphonix, an award-winning neuroscience game company. As a producer, designer, and composer, Karen has received millions of dollars in grants for her award-winning games, films and music. She is a creative consultant to corporations and individuals
Salim Ismail sought-after speaker, strategist and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. He travels extensively addressing topics including breakthrough technologies and their impact on a variety of industries and society in general. He has spent the last six years building Singularity University as its founding Executive Director and current Global Ambassador. SU is based at NASA Ames and is training a new generation of leaders to manage exponentially growing technologies. Prior to that, as a Vice President at Yahoo, he built and ran Brickhouse, Yahoo’s internal incubator. He has founded or operated seven early-stage companies including PubSub Concepts, which laid some of the foundation for the real-time web.
Barbara Marx Hubbard futurist, prolific educator and author of seven books, including a revised and updated edition of her seminal work Conscious Evolution. She is an evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good