Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2016-03-26 11:05
In a few years we’ll have artificial intelligence that can accomplish professional human tasks. There is nothing we can do to stop this. In addition our lives will be totally 100% tracked by ourselves and others. This too is inevitable. Indeed much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends which are already in motion, and are impossible to halt without halting civilization. Some of what is coming may seem scary, like ubiquitous tracking, or robots replacing humans. Others innovations seem more desirable, such as an on-demand economy, and virtual reality in the home. And some that is coming like network crime and anonymous hacking will be society’s new scourges. Yet both the desirable good and the undesirable bad of these emerging technologies all obey the same formation principles.
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Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-03-14 01:43
This audio is taken from the documentary 'Transcendent Man'. Igloo cut the audio to explain What is Singularity in 1 minute. Hope you enjoy :)
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Submitted by Exponential Times on Mon, 2014-03-03 05:19
Dr. Peter Diamandis - Co-Founder of Singularity University and Founder of the X-Prize - United States of America
Dr Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder of Singularity University and Founder of the X-Prize (US), spoke in the plenary session on the second day of The Government Summit about how the world would be like in 2050, and the technologies and phenomena that would make it so. He shared insights on how bright the future looks and what are the trends that will shape the world as we know it in the next 25 years.
Focusing on "breakthroughs leading to a world of abundance," Dr. Diamandis spoke of a world where the needs of every man, woman and child are met and spoke of a shift in thinking, from 150,000 years of linear and local human development that progressed in centuries and decades, to an exponential and global curve that is pushing progress in years and months.
Globally renowned as the founder of the X-prize challenge as well as other initiatives that impact citizens globally and know no boundaries, Dr. Diamandis based his picture of the future on trends that have shaped the previous 25 years, opening the audience up to some very striking possibilities.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2014-03-01 03:36
Everything Will Be Alright begins with a conversation with Dr. Pete Diamandis founder of the XPrize Foundation. Dr. Diamandis' book 'Abundance' details what his research says the next 30 years of life on Planet Earth will look like. In short, he believes technology will create a world free of poverty and disease.
Andrew McAfee argues that we are advancing so rapidly that our progress is no longer about a difference in degree, but a difference in kind. Along with Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew is the co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (http://goo.gl/dUzHuP).
Transcript - Andrew McAfee: This age is characterized by just astonishing technological progress. By the appearance every day of examples of science fiction become reality - driverless cars. It's important to keep in mind George Jetson actually drove his vehicle to work every day. So in this case we're actually outstripping some examples of science fiction. We've got smart phones that talk back to us. It's kind of like the computer on Star Trek that would figure out what Kirk wanted and give it to him. We've got the world Jeopardy champion no longer a human being -- it's a computer these days.
In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.
In 2011, Rifkin published the international best-seller The Third Industrial Revolution, which captured the attention of the world. His vision of a sustainable, post carbon economic era has been endorsed by the European Union and the United Nations and embraced by world leaders including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President François Hollande of France, and Premier Li Keqiang of China.