singularity summit

Anders Sandberg, and the Ethics of Uploading

  Whole Brain Emulation is going to create synthetic humans, if the functionalist point of view of neuroscience is right, by implementing their thought processes in forthcoming hardware, and software systems, which could arrive as early as the middle of this century. What are the rights of these uploads? How will their existence impact our …

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Liveblogging the Singularity Summit 2007 – Day Two – afternoon

During the lunch R.U. Sirius interviewed Kevin Kelly. I am looking forward to listen to that podcast soon. 13.06 Michael Lindsay X-Prize Foundation shows a video on the X Prize Foundation, which funded the prize for private space travel won by Burt Rutan’s SpaceShip One team. The foundation is expanding in new areas and Michael …

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Liveblogging the Singularity Summit 2007 – Day One – afternoon

15.00 Jamais Cascio – The Metaverse (is being skipped?! or maybe speaking later?) Actually looking through the Google Blogsearch links I myself provided in the previous post, I saw that Jamais has already posted the full text of his speech. I guess I will list just a few sentences here and there that strike me …

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Liveblogging the Singularity Summit 2007 – Day One – morning

We got the power supply issues solved, and the wifi is also now working well thanks to the great help from the organizers. 09.40 Peter Thiel, Clarium Capital introducing the Summit: “The 21st Century is going to be far more greater, and/or far more terrible then the 20th Century. We are here to make sure …

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