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 : We will address the [...]

Humanity+ @Melbourne 2012 – May 4-6

On 10 February, 2012, in Events, meetup, News, by Adam A. Ford

Keep up to date on what is happening for the next H+ Summit in Melbourne. The Humanity+ @ Melbourne conference is a collaboration between Humanity+, a nonprofit organization with chapters around the world. Previous Humanity+ conferences have occurred in a variety of locations including Europe, South America, Hong Kong, and major US universities like [...]

Interview with Ben Goertzel Online

On 10 June, 2011, in Interview, News, by Adam A. Ford

Please forgive my hacky video editing, and crappy microphone.

DNA sequencing Technologies and the $1000 Genome – ICT for Life Sciences Lecture

On 14 May, 2011, in Events, News, by Adam A. Ford

DNA sequencing has been one of the major advances in science over the last 30 years. It has increased our knowledge and understanding about the behaviour of the building blocks of life and why some people develop certain diseases and other do not. This has given medical researchers and the medical profession the ability to [...]

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 [...]

Microtechnologies for Neural Implants – ICT for Life Sciences Lecture – Professor Dr Thomas Stieglitz

On 3 February, 2011, in Events, News, by Adam A. Ford

Professor Dr Thomas Stieglitz has held the position of a full professor for Biomedical Microtechnology in the Institute for Microsystems Technology (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg (Germany) since October 2004, prior to which he was with the Fraunhofer-Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT). Abstract Neural prostheses are technical systems that interface nerves to treat the [...]

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 [...]