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Interoperability, morality and biocompatibility in the Internet of Things

In the episode aired on June 5 of 2024 of Radio 24 I’ve had a conversation with the show’s conductor Enrico Pagliarini about interoperability, morality and biocompatibility of the Internet of Things. The following is the translation of the edited transcript of the interview which was originally recorded in Italian. Enrico Pagliarini: This week we talk …

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Interviewed on exponentials, implants and mind uploading

The radio transmission Eta Beta of RAI Radio 1 conducted by Massimo Cerofolini talked about transhumanism in the episode entitled L’ultima sfida dei padroni della Rete: l’immortalità (The ultimate challenge of masters of the Web: Immortality),aired May 28, 2015. I talked, interviewed on Singularity University, on the radical life extension and the mind uploading. Massimo …

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The evolving human condition

Human technological civilization existed on the planet for ten thousand years, and has had an effect strong enough all around for this period to be called the Antropocene by Nobel Prize winning chemist Paul Krutzen. It is not exactly clear how people lived twenty or thirty thousand years ago, with idealistic views about communal sharing …

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Back at the Singularity University for the Executive Program

Image by david.orban via Flickr The Singularity University Executive Program just started this weekend and I will be lecturing in the Networks and Computing Systems track about the Internet Of Things, and holding a Spime Design Workshop. The program of nine weeks has been condensed—appropriately enough for a course talking about accelerating technologies—into just nine …

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The Performance Curve Database at the Santa Fe Institute

Bela Nagy is working at the Santa Fe Institute on a project called the Performance Curve Data Base, which collects datasets concerning the evolution of technology, including performance metrics, production volumes, and other economic indicators. Bela calls his approach Quantitative Futurism, and applies techniques of hindcasting, starting from a point in the past, with the …

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Singularity Summit 09 coming up in New York

On October 3-4, 2009, the Singularity Summit 09 is held in New York, and it promises to be a very stimulating event. Organized yearly by the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Singinst), it is confronting for the first time an East Coast audience, after its past three editions in California. Invited by Singinst’s President, Michael …

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The Singularity University launches to prepare for humanity’s grand challenges

With help from Google, and NASA, the Singularity University is being unveiled today. Founded by Ray Kurzweil, and Peter Diamandis, the objective of the Singularity University is that of preparing humanity to best face its challenges, using the tools that the accelerating technological change makes possible. These tools don’t emerge spontaneously from the background noise …

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