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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?
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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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
Charles Stross made his name with the 2005 novel Accelerando, which explores several generations of a single family as they travel through the Singularity -- the time when artificial intelligence and other technologies create beings with godlike intelligence and powers. Stross returns to the theme of machine intelligence with his latest novel Neptune's Brood, a space opera set thousands of years in the future. In Neptune's Brood, the robot successors to the human race attempt to follow a financial trail that might lead to history's greatest scientific breakthrough, or biggest scam. Neptune's Brood takes a science-fiction look at themes we explore every day at Internet Evolution: Machine intelligence, business, and the networked, information economy. Also: Space pirates!
Christian evangelists, theologians, and biblical scholars who are paying attention to the bigger picture of world events have been warning of a great deception coming to mankind. It is well documented in the New Testament that many believers within the church will fall victim to a great delusion and deception in the end of days, so great that even the very elect, if it were possible, would be deceived.
This generation has seen the birth of the “New Age” movement, which evolved from other spiritualties and religions antithetical to Christianity. Despite this disparity, many Christians are the victims of subtle and incremental entrancement by and into belief systems that are not merely false, but pervert the Word of God. Concurrent with the New Age movement is the burgeoning belief that we are not alone in the universe – that there exists other entities from other planetary systems possessing superior intelligence to ours. We see this in the UFO community, and we’ve also seen the Vatican recently engage in scholarly, theological discussion about actually baptizing “extraterrestrials.”
Today, physicists are utilizing such devices as the large hadron collider at CERN to open portals into other dimensions. Scientists are talking more and more about transhumanism and artificial intelligence, and reaching “singularity.” What’s all of this mean? Join us...
Josh Peck, the author of Quantum Creation and Cherubim Chariots, explains such issues in layman’s terms.He is a Christian and Biblical researcher with a passion for Bible prophecy. His mission is to wake up the Church to the reality of the Bible, separate Biblical truth from Church tradition, and provide the solid, raw, uncut truth of God's Word to any and all who will listen.
Josh Peck’s website is MiniStudy Ministry