Singularity Summit 2012

This year the annual transhumanist/futurist/AI/lesswrong conference was expanded to two full days.  In terms of logistics, execution and turnout this was probably the best iteration of the summit I’ve been to, but the price has increased roughly in proportion.  The masonic center in nob hill has a single main auditorium, but it is a most…

A Dialogue

A particularly interesting vision of some future descendant of SIRI/Watson/Google: MORPHEUS JC Denton. 23 years old. No residence. No ancestors. No employer. No — JC DENTON How do you know who I am? MORPHEUS I must greet each visitor with a complete summary of his file. I am a prototype for a much larger system.…

Transhumanism Has Won

February 2010 must be the date that Transhumanism won: when the Black Eyed Peas made a Transhumanist rap video about nothing less than automating away their own jobs and a very robotic future.

Update: moving blog

I’m in the process of porting this blog over to wordpress from blogger, largely due to accumulated frustration with blogger’s editor.  I’m also preparing a larger volume of mainly Singularity related writings that i’ve accumulated over the last year into a more organized form for this site.  The intro page is a good start.

New Job

I’m moving in about a week to start a new job at OnLive, putting my money where my mouth is so to speak. An exciting change. I haven’t had much time recently for this blog, but I’ll be getting back to it shortly.