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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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The Singularity, Virtual Immortality and the Trouble with Consciousness (Op-Ed) - Live Science

The Singularity, Virtual Immortality and the Trouble with Consciousness (Op-Ed) - Live Science | real utopias | Scoop.it
If you really want to upload your mind to a computer or create a sentient machine, you first must come to grips with what consciousness is, argues Robert Lawrence Kuhn.
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Can We Control Our Technological Destiny—Or Are We Just Along For the Ride? - Singularity HUB

Can We Control Our Technological Destiny—Or Are We Just Along For the Ride? - Singularity HUB | real utopias | Scoop.it
We assume humans choose which innovations to bring into existence. But a new techno-philosophy questions just how much we control our technological destiny.
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'The Singularity & Socialism' - an interview with author C. James Townsend - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

'The Singularity & Socialism' - an interview with author C. James Townsend - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | real utopias | Scoop.it
The Singularity is near! That’s what a lot of us futurists have been planning for since we first came to understand the exponential growth rate of information technologies.
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Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!

Dr. Noam Chomsky is a famed linguist, political activist, prolific author and recognized public speaker, who has spent the last 60 years living a double life -- one as a political activist and another as a linguist. His activism allegedly made him the US government's public enemy number one. As a linguist he is often credited for dethroning behaviorism and becoming the "father of modern linguistics" (and/or cognitive science). Put together his accomplishments are the reasons why he is often listed as one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century. And so I was very much looking forward to interviewing him on Singularity 1 on 1.
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The Singularity and Socialism - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The Singularity and Socialism - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | real utopias | Scoop.it

By definition, a singularity is something utterly peculiar unto itself, a species of being unmatched for its “this-ness.” The term has found usage in a number of domains, most significantly in physics, where a singularity defines a condition of matter whose mass is approaching zero as a function of its density approaching infinity. Cases of singularities or near singularities include black holes and the singularity that preceded the Big Bang.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation