Science, Technology & the Future

On 18 July, 2013, in Events, Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

Join us in Melbourne on Nov 30th – Dec 1st 2013 for an amazing experience. The conference will feature a diverse range of presenters: Scientists, Engineers, Artists and Philosophers will discuss evidence-based research, community awareness of rapid technological change, and scenarios for navigating our future. For more info visit : http://hplusconf.com.au We will address the [...]

Humanity+ @HK

On 10 November, 2011, in Events, Info, by Adam A. Ford

December 3-4, Humanity+ @ Hong Kong at Polytechnic University. The historic first-ever transhumanist conference in Asia, will be at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Check out the amazing speaker list on the preliminary conference website http://hk.humanityplus.org/ The first Humanity+ conference held in Asia will take place in Hong Kong, on the 3rd-4th of December 2011 at [...]

Carl Sagan – the Island of Human Intellectual Uniqueness

On 5 May, 2011, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

A quote from Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ Chapter 3: The Great Demotions: “What about … whether we are capable of creating intelligences smarter than ourselves? Computers routinely do mathematics that no unaided human can manage, outperform world champions in checkers and grand masters in chess, speak and understand English and other languages, write presentable [...]

The Computational Brain – A Lecture by Terrence Sejnowski

On 2 March, 2011, in Events, Info, meetup, News, by Adam A. Ford

Brain Expert Terrence Sejnowski To Visit Australia Australians will have the rare opportunity to learn about the complexities of the human brain and what the future has in store for it, following today’s announcement that one of the world’s leading brain experts will visit Melbourne next year. Date Time: 09/03/2011 Wednesday at 5.30 for a [...]

Time article: 2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal

On 17 February, 2011, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

A well written article that elucidates. http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2048138,00.html?xid=fbshare “The difficult thing to keep sight of when you’re talking about the Singularity is that even though it sounds like science fiction, it isn’t, no more than a weather forecast is science fiction. It’s not a fringe idea; it’s a serious hypothesis about the future of life on [...]

Kevin B. Korb – Bayesian Artificial Intelligence & Evolving Ethics

On 21 November, 2010, in Info, by Adam A. Ford

Two new books co-authored by Kevin B. Korb, which may compliment his presentation at the Singularity Summit AU 2010: 1) Bayesian Artificial Intelligence, 2nd edition https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bayesian-Artificial-Intelligence-Computer-Analysis/dp/1439815917/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289368445&sr=1-1 2) Evolving Ethics https://www.amazon.co.uk/Evolving-Ethics-Science-Good-Evil/dp/1845402065/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289368445&sr=1-2 Bayesian Artificial Intelligence 2nd Edition Review Praise for the First Edition … this excellent book would also serve well for final year undergraduate courses in [...]

Your children will live to see man merge with machines. But will it save or destroy us?

On 8 November, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

Very interesting article I found David Orban post on the facebook Singularity Network group called “Your children will live to see man merge with machines. But will it save or destroy us?” can be found at the Daily UK Mail. No longer a fringe idea that only a few forward thinkers chat about in relative [...]

The Global Mind, coming to a Brain Computer Interface near you

On 4 November, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

An interesting article caught my attention over at IEET, speculating that the most significant technology over the next 20 years will be the interface between our brains and the internet. From this collective intelligence could emerge a ‘Global Mind’, something hypothesized about in much Sci-Fi. I agree that this would be extremely significant, if Artificial [...]

I’m just going to back-up my brain – Article in local MX newspaper

On 4 November, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

Another media appearance for techno-progressive related ideas. “I’m just going to back-up my brain” was the title of the article found in the mX newspaper, which reaches over 310,000* people in Sydney*, 307,000 people in Melbourne and 112,000* people in Brisbane every afternoon. * Panorama National Survey (July 2009 – june 2010) Survey 5 People [...]

60 Minutes Mini Documentary on the Singularity University

On 17 October, 2010, in Info, News, by Adam A. Ford

Spend the next 15 minutes watching a 60 Minutes documentary with reporter reporter Rod Vaughan who visits the Singularity University,” a university unlike any other”. It is a great introduction to future possibilities. And it is great to watch these concepts weave their way into mainstream. Singularity University on 60 Minutes New Zealand from Luke [...]