articles tagged: technological singularity
when two bad ideas meet: a singularitarian blockchain to stop evil artificial intelligence
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when two bad ideas meet: a singularitarian blockchain to stop evil artificial intelligence

We need a blockchain for ethical, friendly artificial intelligence about as much as a fish needs an umbrella. But in true Singularitarian fashion, one is being proposed.

feared are the machines: for they shall inherit the universe?
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feared are the machines: for they shall inherit the universe?

Could alien AI be the dominant life form in the universe instead of its organic creators?

when technocrats think they’re better than you
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when technocrats think they’re better than you

There's a fine line between being an expert trying to simplify a complex topic and an arrogant snob lecturing down to your audience. TED's all-stars are starting to cross that line.

how to be a prophet by vagueness and obscurity
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how to be a prophet by vagueness and obscurity

To some, Ray Kurzweil will always be a tech prophet , and they're prepared to cherry-pick his track record to sell that belief.

techno-utopianism makes it to time magazine
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techno-utopianism makes it to time magazine

Time gives the Singularity and its prophet the kid glove treatment, glossing over the scientific and technical issues with a wave of starry eyed credulity.

when a mad genius takes on the singularity
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when a mad genius takes on the singularity

Dr. Steel is all in for The Singularity in a promo for a new single by the same name.

waiting for our post-singularity robot overlords
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waiting for our post-singularity robot overlords

Singularitarian arguments for the seeming inevitability of artificial super-intelligent are little more than wild extrapolations of pop sci cliches.

singularitarian rebukes the nerd rapture crowd
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singularitarian rebukes the nerd rapture crowd

Michael Anissimov has had it with transhumanists ready to hurry up and wait for technology to solve every problem humanity faces by merely existing.

the singularity makes it to prime time tv. sort of.
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the singularity makes it to prime time tv. sort of.

While the Singularity Institute is celebrating their vision on a mainstream sitcom, it's actually become a punchline...

the subtle love-hate relationship with ray kurzweil
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the subtle love-hate relationship with ray kurzweil

Are public transhumanists pulling away from Kurzweil, citing him as a distraction from a much more sober and realistic community?

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