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Singularity 1 on 1: It’s a shift in humanity, not in technology!

Singularity 1 on 1: It’s a shift in humanity, not in technology! | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Socrates of Singularity 1 on 1 interviews Alexander Hayes about drones, wearable technology, surveillance and human interatactions with modern and future technology, published on Feb 21 of 2014.


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Pierre Tran's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:08 AM

Pour Alexandre Hayes, la singularité n'est pas un changement dans la technologie, mais dans l'humanité

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William Gibson on real vs. virtual and singularity

William Gibson on real vs. virtual and singularity | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

The author takes a moment to debunk “singularity” — the theory that man and machine will eventually merge in some kind of climax — calling it “the geek rapture.” In Gibson’s opinion, the biggest changes will sneak into our lives gradually, the way Walkmans morphed into iPods, then iPhones. “There’s not going to be any ‘future,’ because things are changing too quickly,” he says. “It’s just going to be . . . stranger and stranger, and as it happens to you, you will be in the present moment, and it will be weird.”

 

ht David McConville


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Ask Ray | Thoughts on the consequences of the elimination of aging | KurzweilAI

Ask Ray | Thoughts on the consequences of the elimination of aging | KurzweilAI | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

What if humans were to completely eliminate the process of aging in, say, the next ten or twenty years (probably before the technological singularity)?

What would be the worldwide consequences of such a development? Would the elimination of aging, and thereby the elimination of death, ultimately, have good or bad consequences?

 

 


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Scott Baldwin's comment, April 10, 2013 12:25 AM
Well, I hate to suggest such horrible expectations, but I fear that the following would occur, over time: Overpopulation, insurmountable taxing of natural resources, mounting tensions leading to unbridled war, and more death than what happened naturally prior to the elimination of aging. I suspect that the only thing that could prevent these inevitabilities would be the development of space travel sufficient to reduce earth's bio-load, and the massive reduction of our collective carbon footprint by emerging green technology.
Scott Baldwin's comment, April 10, 2013 1:33 AM
Holy smokes, I did not click through to the actual article and the other responses, but it seems there are some similar thoughts.