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Sir Martin Rees on the Future: Prospects for Humanity

1:34:57 | Mar 12th

Today my guest is world-renowned cosmologist and Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees. Martin has written 11 books and more than 500 scientific papers on topics ranging from the Big Bang and cosmology to technology and the future of humanity. Sir Rees ha...Show More

Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff on Team Human

1:20:35 | Feb 27th

Douglas Rushkoff has been named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT. He is an award-winning author, broadcaster, media theorist and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. Rushkoff is the host of the popu...Show More

Send Socrates to the Arctic: Vote for Nikola Danaylov for Fjallraven Polar

00:39 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Hey friends, Please help me lead a dog-sled-team above the Arctic Circle in the wilderness between Norway and Sweden. 😉 All you need to do is vote for me and share this with your email list or anywhere else and ask people to vote for me in Fjällräve...Show More

Dr. Joseph Mercola on Health and Longevity: Take Health into Your Own Hands

1:38:06 | Nov 22nd, 2018

With 15 million unique visitors per month, Dr. Joseph Mercola is the founder of the largest health and wellness website on the internet. His life’s mission is to cure rather than treat disease and Dr. Mercola has not only published extensively but al...Show More

Joscha Bach: We need to understand the nature of AI to understand who we are

2:09:21 | Nov 14th, 2018

Joscha Bach is one of those rare people whose primary motivation is unbound curiosity and inspiration. He clearly loves what he does and you can’t help but notice his radiating passion and youthful exuberance. Joscha has an impressively wide and deep...Show More

Dr. Michael Greger on How Not to Age

33:39 | Sep 29th, 2018

There are two people who caused me to become vegan and switch to a whole-plant-based diet. The first is Prof. Peter Singer who put the idea in my head many years ago when I started studying ethics. The second person is Dr. Michael Greger whose books ...Show More

Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence: What if we succeed?

1:32:43 | Sep 13th, 2018

Stuart Russell is a professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley as well as co-author of the most popular textbook in the field – Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. Given that it has been translated into 13 languages and is used in more than...Show More

Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2018

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making...Show More

Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security

1:18:05 | Aug 31st, 2018

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making...Show More

“Oracle of Silicon Valley” Tim O’Reilly on WTF: Do Work That Matters

0:00 | Jul 16th, 2018

Inc Magazine called Tim O’Reilly the “Oracle of Silicon Valley.” Wired called him “The Trend Spotter.” Others have noted that “the Internet was built on O’Reilly books.” All in all, Tim O’Reilly is as perfect of a guest for my Singularity.FM podcast ...Show More

“Oracle of Silicon Valley” Tim O’Reilly on WTF: Do Work That Matters

1:28:24 | Jul 16th, 2018

Inc Magazine called Tim O’Reilly the “Oracle of Silicon Valley.” Wired called him “The Trend Spotter.” Others have noted that “the Internet was built on O’Reilly books.” All in all, Tim O’Reilly is as perfect of a guest for my Singularity.FM podcast ...Show More

Physicist Max Tegmark on Life 3.0: What We Do Makes a Difference

0:00 | Jun 15th, 2018

Some people say that renowned MIT physicist Max Tegmark is totally bonkers and refer to him as “Mad Max”. But, to quote Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland, “All the best people are.” Furthermore, I am not sure if Tegmark is “mad” but I am pretty ...Show More

Physicist Max Tegmark on Life 3.0: What We Do Makes a Difference

1:33:45 | Jun 15th, 2018

Some people say that renowned MIT physicist Max Tegmark is totally bonkers and refer to him as “Mad Max”. But, to quote Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland, “All the best people are.” Furthermore, I am not sure if Tegmark is “mad” but I am pretty ...Show More

Transhumanist Manifesto Inspires WIRED Article on Transhumanism

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

A couple of weeks ago Joi Ito – head of the MIT Media Lab and contributor to WIRED Magazine, interviewed me about my Transhumanist Manifesto and related topics such as life-extension, immortality, cryonics, speciesim, and ethics. Some people have sai...Show More

Transhumanist Manifesto Inspires WIRED Article on Transhumanism

56:02 | Jun 8th, 2018

A couple of weeks ago Joi Ito – head of the MIT Media Lab and contributor to WIRED Magazine, interviewed me about my Transhumanist Manifesto and related topics such as life-extension, immortality, cryonics, speciesim, and ethics. Some people have sai...Show More

Philosopher Peter Singer on AI, Transhumanism and Ethics

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2018

Peter Singer is arguably the most influential living philosopher of our day. His book on Animal Liberation basically started the animal rights movement and his textbook on Practical Ethics is the standard philosophy text of first-year students. No wo...Show More

Philosopher Peter Singer on AI, Transhumanism and Ethics

1:04:12 | Jun 1st, 2018

Peter Singer is arguably the most influential living philosopher of our day. His book on Animal Liberation basically started the animal rights movement and his textbook on Practical Ethics is the standard philosophy text of first-year students. No wo...Show More

Nikola Danaylov on the Future Grind Podcast

0:00 | May 25th, 2018

Last month Ryan O’Shea – host of the Future Grind Podcast, did what is probably the most thorough interview with me so far. I thought it might be good to repost it on Singularity.FM so that you can listen to me being interviewed for a change while al...Show More

Nikola Danaylov on the Future Grind Podcast

1:09:19 | May 25th, 2018

Last month Ryan O’Shea – host of the Future Grind Podcast, did what is probably the most thorough interview with me so far. I thought it might be good to repost it on Singularity.FM so that you can listen to me being interviewed for a change while al...Show More

Jonathan Taplin on Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

0:00 | May 15th, 2018

Jonathan Taplin is the Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. If that is not enough to make him a worthy guest of Singularity.FM the...Show More

Jonathan Taplin on Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

1:15:25 | May 15th, 2018

Jonathan Taplin is the Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. If that is not enough to make him a worthy guest of Singularity.FM the...Show More

Entrepreneurial Activist Joi Ito on Whiplash and the MIT Media Lab

0:00 | May 5th, 2018

Joi Ito is just one of those people who simply don’t fit a mold. Any mold. He is an entrepreneur who is an activist. He is an academic without a degree. He is a leader who follows. He is a teacher who listens. And an interlocutor who wants you to dis...Show More

Entrepreneurial Activist Joi Ito on Whiplash and the MIT Media Lab

1:25:45 | May 5th, 2018

Joi Ito is just one of those people who simply don’t fit a mold. Any mold. He is an entrepreneur who is an activist. He is an academic without a degree. He is a leader who follows. He is a teacher who listens. And an interlocutor who wants you to dis...Show More

Quid and Primer Founder Sean Gourley: If You Don’t Own the Algorithm, the Algorithm Owns You

0:00 | Apr 21st, 2018

It was all the way back in 2013 when Sean Gourley published a blog post titled Prediction just is a parlor trick. Manipulation is much more interesting. In it he wrote: “The 2012 election will ultimately go down as the ‘prediction’ election (aka the ...Show More

Quid and Primer Founder Sean Gourley: If You Don’t Own the Algorithm, the Algorithm Owns You

1:32:28 | Apr 21st, 2018

It was all the way back in 2013 when Sean Gourley published a blog post titled Prediction just is a parlor trick. Manipulation is much more interesting. In it he wrote: “The 2012 election will ultimately go down as the ‘prediction’ election (aka the ...Show More

Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II: Death is Wrong and Life is Right

0:00 | Apr 4th, 2018

Transhumanism is a growing social and philosophical movement with more and more people becoming aware of and sympathetic to it. In fact, in the last couple of years, transhumanism has gone political with new transhumanist parties emerging in the UK a...Show More

Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II: Death is Wrong and Life is Right

2:56:56 | Apr 4th, 2018

Transhumanism is a growing social and philosophical movement with more and more people becoming aware of and sympathetic to it. In fact, in the last couple of years, transhumanism has gone political with new transhumanist parties emerging in the UK a...Show More

Sci-Fi Great PJ Manney on (ID)Entity and Weaponizing Narrative: Everyone has a voice. Use it!

0:00 | Mar 24th, 2018

PJ Manney is an award-winning science fiction writer interested in transhumanism, empathy, story-telling and the future of humanity. Her latest book (ID)entity is a can’t-put-it-down action-packed mind-uploading/downloading world-crashing the-Empire-...Show More

Sci-Fi Great PJ Manney on (ID)Entity and Weaponizing Narrative: Everyone has a voice. Use it!

1:30:30 | Mar 24th, 2018

PJ Manney is an award-winning science fiction writer interested in transhumanism, empathy, story-telling and the future of humanity. Her latest book (ID)entity is a can’t-put-it-down action-packed mind-uploading/downloading world-crashing the-Empire-...Show More

Futurist David Wood on Transcending Politics: A Better Politics is Beckoning Us Forward

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

“There’s no escape: the journey to a healthier society inevitably involves politics.” This is how well-known futurist David Wood starts his most recent book Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future. And so...Show More

Futurist David Wood on Transcending Politics: A Better Politics is Beckoning Us Forward

2:15:34 | Mar 16th, 2018

“There’s no escape: the journey to a healthier society inevitably involves politics.” This is how well-known futurist David Wood starts his most recent book Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future. And so...Show More

Bill Nye the Science Guy: We Can Solve The World’s Problems

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2017

Bill Nye – the Science Guy, was the science educator to a whole generation not only in the United States but also in Canada and the rest of the English-speaking world. He was among a handful of TV celebrities who made science cool, interesting and fu...Show More

Bill Nye the Science Guy: We Can Solve The World’s Problems

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2017

Bill Nye – the Science Guy, was the science educator to a whole generation not only in the United States but also in Canada and the rest of the English-speaking world. He was among a handful of TV celebrities who made science cool, interesting and fu...Show More

Jose Cordeiro on Longevity and Cryonics Summit: The World Will Be A Better Place Tomorrow

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2017

Jose Cordeiro, MBA, Ph.D., is an amazing person with endless supplies of energy and optimism. In fact, I have never met a more involved and proactive person than Dr. Cordeiro because he is literally always traveling across the world and is directly i...Show More

Jose Cordeiro on Longevity and Cryonics Summit: The World Will Be A Better Place Tomorrow

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2017

Jose Cordeiro, MBA, Ph.D., is an amazing person with endless supplies of energy and optimism. In fact, I have never met a more involved and proactive person than Dr. Cordeiro because he is literally always traveling across the world and is directly i...Show More

Lawrence Krauss on Singularity.FM: Keep on Asking Questions

0:00 | May 14th, 2017

Prof. Lawrence Krauss is a world-famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and activist against superstition whom I have dreamed of interviewing for years. So, when we finally booked the date, I feverishly spent a full week reading his last 2 books ...Show More

Lawrence Krauss on Singularity.FM: Keep on Asking Questions

0:00 | May 14th, 2017

Prof. Lawrence Krauss is a world-famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and activist against superstition whom I have dreamed of interviewing for years. So, when we finally booked the date, I feverishly spent a full week reading his last 2 books ...Show More

“Conversations with the Future” Book Reading

0:00 | May 7th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, during the last Transhumanist Meetup in Toronto, I did a Conversations with the Future book reading. Basically, I read my book’s foreword – the story of how I got to do what I do, as well as the book introduction – what my book...Show More

“Conversations with the Future” Book Reading

0:00 | May 7th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, during the last Transhumanist Meetup in Toronto, I did a Conversations with the Future book reading. Basically, I read my book’s foreword – the story of how I got to do what I do, as well as the book introduction – what my book...Show More

Angel Investor Matthew Le Merle on How to “Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era”

0:00 | May 1st, 2017

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder of Fifth Era and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital, which is the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Most recently, Le Merle is the author of a new book titled Build Your Fortune in the...Show More

Angel Investor Matthew Le Merle on How to “Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era”

0:00 | May 1st, 2017

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder of Fifth Era and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital, which is the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Most recently, Le Merle is the author of a new book titled Build Your Fortune in the...Show More

Nikola and Amish on their April Fool’s Prank: Serious about Comedy and Comedy about the Serious

0:00 | Apr 10th, 2017

Yesterday I did a Facebook Live session together with comedian Amish Patel where we talked about our April Fool’s Prank, got serious about comedy and did a little comedy about the serious. So, if you still haven’t seen my “interview” with “Dr. Amish ...Show More

Nikola and Amish on their April Fool’s Prank: Serious about Comedy and Comedy about the Serious

0:00 | Apr 10th, 2017

Yesterday I did a Facebook Live session together with comedian Amish Patel where we talked about our April Fool’s Prank, got serious about comedy and did a little comedy about the serious. So, if you still haven’t seen my “interview” with “Dr. Amish ...Show More

Dr. Amish Patel: The Universe is a Simulation and I Have the Proof

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2017

Do you fear we might live in a simulation? Well, I just had the unique privilege to interview Dr. Amish Patel, who not only argues passionately that the Universe is indeed a simulation but also shares for the very 1st time his groundbreaking proof th...Show More

Dr. Amish Patel: The Universe is a Simulation and I Have the Proof

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2017

Do you fear we might live in a simulation? Well, I just had the unique privilege to interview Dr. Amish Patel, who not only argues passionately that the Universe is indeed a simulation but also shares for the very 1st time his groundbreaking proof th...Show More

GoodAI CEO Marek Rosa on the General AI Challenge

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2017

Marek Rosa is the founder and CEO of Keen Software, an independent video game development studio. After the success of Keen Software game titles such as Space Engineers, Marek founded and funded GoodAI with a 10 million dollar personal investment the...Show More

GoodAI CEO Marek Rosa on the General AI Challenge

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2017

Marek Rosa is the founder and CEO of Keen Software, an independent video game development studio. After the success of Keen Software game titles such as Space Engineers, Marek founded and funded GoodAI with a 10 million dollar personal investment the...Show More

Suzanne Gildert on Kindred AI: Non-Biological Sentiences are on the Horizon

0:00 | Nov 5th, 2016

Suzanne Gildert is a founder and CTO of Kindred AI – a company pursuing the modest vision of “building machines with human-like intelligence.” Her startup just came out of stealth mode and I am both proud and humbled to say that this is the first eve...Show More

Suzanne Gildert on Kindred AI: Non-Biological Sentiences are on the Horizon

0:00 | Nov 5th, 2016

Suzanne Gildert is a founder and CTO of Kindred AI – a company pursuing the modest vision of “building machines with human-like intelligence.” Her startup just came out of stealth mode and I am both proud and humbled to say that this is the first eve...Show More

Gerd Leonhard on Technology vs Humanity: The Future Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2016

Gerd Leonhard is a musician, keynote speaker and futurist with over 300 clients, 1,500 engagements and over a million people of combined audience at venues across the world. Gerd is most recently the author of a brand new book titled Technology vs Hu...Show More

Gerd Leonhard on Technology vs Humanity: The Future Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2016

Gerd Leonhard is a musician, keynote speaker and futurist with over 300 clients, 1,500 engagements and over a million people of combined audience at venues across the world. Gerd is most recently the author of a brand new book titled Technology vs Hu...Show More

Technology is NOT Enough!

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

I am tired of hearing that science and technology will save the world. It is almost the same as saying “Jesus will save you!” It evokes the very same passive quasi-religious hope that something or someone out there will magically solve all our proble...Show More

Technology is NOT Enough!

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

I am tired of hearing that science and technology will save the world. It is almost the same as saying “Jesus will save you!” It evokes the very same passive quasi-religious hope that something or someone out there will magically solve all our proble...Show More

The Age of Em: Robin Hanson on Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2016

The Age of Em by Robin Hanson is the best worst book I have read in a very long while. It is the best because Robin has a very effective, efficient and eloquent writing style and a personality to match it. Thus he is able to say utterly horrendous th...Show More

The Age of Em: Robin Hanson on Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2016

The Age of Em by Robin Hanson is the best worst book I have read in a very long while. It is the best because Robin has a very effective, efficient and eloquent writing style and a personality to match it. Thus he is able to say utterly horrendous th...Show More

On Thanksgiving I’m thankful for you! What are you thankful for?

0:00 | Oct 8th, 2016

It  is Canadian Thanksgiving long-weekend and I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to acknowledge and meditate upon some of the many things I am very thankful for. Check out the video for my short and very incomplete list. Now, what are you thankfu...Show More

On Thanksgiving I’m thankful for you! What are you thankful for?

0:00 | Oct 8th, 2016

It  is Canadian Thanksgiving long-weekend and I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to acknowledge and meditate upon some of the many things I am very thankful for. Check out the video for my short and very incomplete list. Now, what are you thankfu...Show More

Deconstructing Socrates and the Future of Singularity 1on1: Nikola Danaylov Gets Interviewed by Trevor Haldenby

0:00 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Every once-in-a-while, it is a good thing to do a headstand and look at the world from a different perspective. In podcasting terms that would mean putting Socrates in the hotseat and making me answer questions, rather than let me hide in asking them...Show More

Deconstructing Socrates and the Future of Singularity 1on1: Nikola Danaylov Gets Interviewed by Trevor Haldenby

1:16:24 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Every once-in-a-while, it is a good thing to do a headstand and look at the world from a different perspective. In podcasting terms that would mean putting Socrates in the hotseat and making me answer questions, rather than let me hide in asking them...Show More

Make or Break the Singularity 1on1: Crowdfunding Campaign is Live

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2016

  Hi, I wanted to speak to you 1on1 today. So this is not a message for everybody but just for you. Yes you – my audience, my podcast listener, my YouTube viewer, my donor and moral supporter, my fellow geek and friend. And my reason for doing what I...Show More

Make or Break the Singularity 1on1: Crowdfunding Campaign is Live

06:12 | Aug 25th, 2016

Hi, I wanted to speak to you 1on1 today. So this is not a message for everybody but just for you. Yes you – my audience, my podcast listener, my YouTube viewer, my donor and moral supporter, my fellow geek and friend. And my reason for doing what I d...Show More

Kevin Kelly on The Inevitable: 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

0:00 | Jul 25th, 2016

Kevin Kelly has been a high profile maverick of both silicon valley and technology in general for the past 35 years. Some of his books have gained not just a best-seller status but a near-cult following in places like China. Popular personalities suc...Show More

Kevin Kelly on The Inevitable: 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

1:29:21 | Jul 25th, 2016

Kevin Kelly has been a high profile maverick of both silicon valley and technology in general for the past 35 years. Some of his books have gained not just a best-seller status but a near-cult following in places like China. Popular personalities suc...Show More

Nikola Danaylov and John Rennie on TRT World News: Are we nearing the Singularity?

0:00 | Jul 8th, 2016

Last Wednesday morning I and John Rennie participated in a very short televised debate for TRT World News titled “Are we nearing the Singularity?”. Now, I was totally green-screened, had no TV monitor to look at, my ear-piece — the only input of conn...Show More

Nikola Danaylov and John Rennie on TRT World News: Are we nearing the Singularity?

16:09 | Jul 8th, 2016

Last Wednesday morning I and John Rennie participated in a very short televised debate for TRT World News titled “Are we nearing the Singularity?”. Now, I was totally green-screened, had no TV monitor to look at, my ear-piece — the only input of conn...Show More

Marcin Jakubowski on Open Source Ecology: From Mud Hut to Singularity in 1 Day

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2016

Some people are just outright unreasonable: they refuse to adapt to the world and, instead, try to adapt the world to themselves. Marcin Jakubowski is one of those crazy people who has been trying to open source a civilization starter kit from the gr...Show More

Marcin Jakubowski on Open Source Ecology: From Mud Hut to Singularity in 1 Day

1:10:02 | Jun 29th, 2016

Some people are just outright unreasonable: they refuse to adapt to the world and, instead, try to adapt the world to themselves. Marcin Jakubowski is one of those crazy people who has been trying to open source a civilization starter kit from the gr...Show More

Venture Capitalist Albert Wenger on Basic Income and World After Capital

0:00 | Jun 17th, 2016

Albert Wenger is a venture capitalist and partner at Union Square Ventures. He was the president of del.icio.us and oversaw the company’s sale to Yahoo eventually becoming investor in a number of companies such as Etsy, Tumblr and Twitter. Not only t...Show More

Venture Capitalist Albert Wenger on Basic Income and World After Capital

53:15 | Jun 17th, 2016

Albert Wenger is a venture capitalist and partner at Union Square Ventures. He was the president of del.icio.us and oversaw the company’s sale to Yahoo eventually becoming investor in a number of companies such as Etsy, Tumblr and Twitter. Not only t...Show More

Richard Jones on Against Transhumanism: the Delusion of Technological Transcendence

0:00 | May 3rd, 2016

We often tend to ignore people and books that we have strong disagreement with. And yet, often times it is precisely those interactions that are very productive in helping us re-evaluate our own positions and see things from a fresh perspective. I fi...Show More

Richard Jones on Against Transhumanism: the Delusion of Technological Transcendence

1:16:59 | May 3rd, 2016

We often tend to ignore people and books that we have strong disagreement with. And yet, often times it is precisely those interactions that are very productive in helping us re-evaluate our own positions and see things from a fresh perspective. I fi...Show More

Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on AI and the Singularity

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2016

Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype and Kazaa, got so famous in his homeland of Estonia that people named the biggest city after him. Well, that latter part may not be exactly true but there are few people today who have not used, or at least heard of,...Show More

Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on AI and the Singularity

1:14:34 | Apr 17th, 2016

Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype and Kazaa, got so famous in his homeland of Estonia that people named the biggest city after him. Well, that latter part may not be exactly true but there are few people today who have not used, or at least heard of,...Show More

Spencer Wolf on his Mindbender Sci Fi Novel “After Mind”

0:00 | Apr 8th, 2016

Spencer Wolf is the award-winning author of After Mind, a mindbender of a science fiction novel about mind-uploading and AI that I just finished reading. When Spencer was a young child attending summer camp he would treat his home-sickness by program...Show More

Spencer Wolf on his Mindbender Sci Fi Novel “After Mind”

56:58 | Apr 8th, 2016

Spencer Wolf is the award-winning author of After Mind, a mindbender of a science fiction novel about mind-uploading and AI that I just finished reading. When Spencer was a young child attending summer camp he would treat his home-sickness by program...Show More

Richard Stallman on Free Software: Freedom is Worth the Inconvenience

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2016

Dr. Richard Stallman is an inductee of the internet hall of fame as well as the founder of the Free Software movement. In the words of Robert Grüning “Richard Stallman is like the Socrates of software, the money making colleagues are the sophists.” A...Show More

Richard Stallman on Free Software: Freedom is Worth the Inconvenience

1:04:48 | Apr 1st, 2016

Dr. Richard Stallman is an inductee of the internet hall of fame as well as the founder of the Free Software movement. In the words of Robert Grüning “Richard Stallman is like the Socrates of software, the money making colleagues are the sophists.” A...Show More

Robert J. Sawyer on Quantum Night: There is nothing inherently unknowable

0:00 | Mar 25th, 2016

About 4 1/2 years ago I interviewed Robert J. Sawyer on his fantastic non-dystopian AI trilogy WWW. To this day people keep telling me it is one of my very best interviews ever. Unfortunately last time we spoke via Skype and had a pretty bad video co...Show More

Robert J. Sawyer on Quantum Night: There is nothing inherently unknowable

1:01:25 | Mar 25th, 2016

About 4 1/2 years ago I interviewed Robert J. Sawyer on his fantastic non-dystopian AI trilogy WWW. To this day people keep telling me it is one of my very best interviews ever. Unfortunately last time we spoke via Skype and had a pretty bad video co...Show More

Stephen E. Arnold on Search Engines and Intelligence Gathering

0:00 | Mar 19th, 2016

Stephen E. Arnold is a specialist in on-line search, content processing and indexing. He is the author of seven books and monographs, including a trilogy on Google. Stephen is also the blogger behind Beyond Search and has previously worked for compan...Show More

Stephen E. Arnold on Search Engines and Intelligence Gathering

1:31:57 | Mar 19th, 2016

Stephen E. Arnold is a specialist in on-line search, content processing and indexing. He is the author of seven books and monographs, including a trilogy on Google. Stephen is also the blogger behind Beyond Search and has previously worked for compan...Show More

A Transhumanist Manifesto [Redux]

0:00 | Mar 11th, 2016

A Transhumanist Manifesto Preamble Intelligence wants to be free but everywhere is in chains. It is imprisoned by biology and its inevitable scarcity. Biology mandates not only very limited durability, death and poor memory retention, but also limite...Show More

A Transhumanist Manifesto [Redux]

08:26 | Mar 11th, 2016

A Transhumanist Manifesto Preamble Intelligence wants to be free but everywhere is in chains. It is imprisoned by biology and its inevitable scarcity. Biology mandates not only very limited durability, death and poor memory retention, but also limite...Show More

Hamlet’s Transhumanist Dilemma: Will Technology Replace Biology? [Redux]

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2016

To be, or not to be: that was the question back when Machines did not challenge the reign of men. Will technology replace biology: that is the question now When computers get exponentially smarter: why shouldn’t we bow? Thus the dilemma facing the hu...Show More

Hamlet’s Transhumanist Dilemma: Will Technology Replace Biology? [Redux]

02:57 | Mar 1st, 2016

To be, or not to be: that was the question back when Machines did not challenge the reign of men. Will technology replace biology: that is the question now When computers get exponentially smarter: why shouldn’t we bow? Thus the dilemma facing the hu...Show More

Nick Gogerty on SolarCoin: “Think Networks and Adaptation”

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2016

Nick Gogerty is one of those people who wants to have his cake and eat it too – i.e. Nick is trying to make money while also doing good for the world. In fact, his latest venture – SolarCoin, may be focusing a lot more on the “making good” rather tha...Show More

Nick Gogerty on SolarCoin: “Think Networks and Adaptation”

1:13:22 | Feb 19th, 2016

Nick Gogerty is one of those people who wants to have his cake and eat it too – i.e. Nick is trying to make money while also doing good for the world. In fact, his latest venture – SolarCoin, may be focusing a lot more on the “making good” rather tha...Show More

Calum Chace on Surviving AI

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2016

“AI is coming and it could be the best or the worst thing” was Calum Chace‘s message at the end of my first interview with him. Since then Chace has written a non-fiction book on Surviving AI and, given that it is a matter of the survival of our spec...Show More

Calum Chace on Surviving AI

56:50 | Feb 12th, 2016

“AI is coming and it could be the best or the worst thing” was Calum Chace‘s message at the end of my first interview with him. Since then Chace has written a non-fiction book on Surviving AI and, given that it is a matter of the survival of our spec...Show More

Ex CIA Spook Robert Steele on Open Source Everything: Ethics is an Operating System

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2016

Robert Steele is a very interesting person indeed: in the 1980s Robert was a clandestine CIA agent who believed not only in secrecy but also in Reagan’s right-wing politics and trickle down economics. Today Steele is the author of The Open Source Eve...Show More

Ex CIA Spook Robert Steele on Open Source Everything: Ethics is an Operating System

1:21:33 | Feb 5th, 2016

Robert Steele is a very interesting person indeed: in the 1980s Robert was a clandestine CIA agent who believed not only in secrecy but also in Reagan’s right-wing politics and trickle down economics. Today Steele is the author of The Open Source Eve...Show More

Michael Fossel on Aging and the Telomerase Revolution

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2016

Dr. Michael Fossel is one of those few theoreticians who can see much of the big picture of aging. While some use mostly guesswork, and others hope to improve on that with logic, Fossel never shies away from the clear verdict that only data can give....Show More

Michael Fossel on Aging and the Telomerase Revolution

1:23:40 | Jan 29th, 2016

Dr. Michael Fossel is one of those few theoreticians who can see much of the big picture of aging. While some use mostly guesswork, and others hope to improve on that with logic, Fossel never shies away from the clear verdict that only data can give....Show More

BioViva CEO Liz Parrish on Becoming Gene Therapy Test Subject

0:00 | Jan 23rd, 2016

Last time I interviewed BioViva CEO Liz Parrish I had no idea that she would make global headlines shortly thereafter by becoming a gene therapy test subject herself. And so I wanted to bring her back to discuss the kind of experiment she volunteered...Show More

BioViva CEO Liz Parrish on Becoming Gene Therapy Test Subject

57:50 | Jan 23rd, 2016

Last time I interviewed BioViva CEO Liz Parrish I had no idea that she would make global headlines shortly thereafter by becoming a gene therapy test subject herself. And so I wanted to bring her back to discuss the kind of experiment she volunteered...Show More

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Socrates Deconstructs Singularity University

0:00 | Nov 29th, 2015

Singularity University is not about the singularity and is not even a university. It is not about abundance and is not an exponential organization. Then what is Singularity University about?! Those are the claims I made and the questions I asked, and...Show More

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Socrates Deconstructs Singularity University

0:00 | Nov 29th, 2015

Singularity University is not about the singularity and is not even a university. It is not about abundance and is not an exponential organization. Then what is Singularity University about?! Those are the claims I made and the questions I asked, and...Show More

Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan on His Presidential Campaign

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2015

Zoltan Istvan is the first unashamedly and unabashedly openly transhumanist presidential candidate in the history of the United States. His political campaign, his Immortality Bus Tour and his book the Transhumanist Wager, have managed to get a huge ...Show More

Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan on His Presidential Campaign

1:23:03 | Nov 20th, 2015

Zoltan Istvan is the first unashamedly and unabashedly openly transhumanist presidential candidate in the history of the United States. His political campaign, his Immortality Bus Tour and his book the Transhumanist Wager, have managed to get a huge ...Show More

Unanimous AI CEO Dr. Louis Rosenberg on Human Swarming

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2015

How can humans ever hope to push back and delay the ever growing power of software based artificial intelligence? Well, Dr. Louis Rosenberg – founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, believes that human swarming may be able to amplify human intelligence and ...Show More

Unanimous AI CEO Dr. Louis Rosenberg on Human Swarming

1:16:16 | Nov 14th, 2015

How can humans ever hope to push back and delay the ever growing power of software based artificial intelligence? Well, Dr. Louis Rosenberg – founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, believes that human swarming may be able to amplify human intelligence and ...Show More

DJ MacLennan on his Cryonics book “Frozen to Life”

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2015

To me cryonics just makes sense. It may not be pretty but, just like open heart surgery, it is one of those things that, without any guarantees, can possibly extend your life [very] substantially. Thus, especially given the alternative, I just can’t ...Show More

DJ MacLennan on his Cryonics book “Frozen to Life”

1:06:19 | Oct 24th, 2015

To me cryonics just makes sense. It may not be pretty but, just like open heart surgery, it is one of those things that, without any guarantees, can possibly extend your life [very] substantially. Thus, especially given the alternative, I just can’t ...Show More

Dr. Michael Fratkin on Life, Death and Palliative Care

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2015

Whether we like it or not, the current reality is that every day 150,000 people die. And while I have no doubt that one day humanity will defeat death of old age, like anyone else, I am not guaranteed that I will be alive to benefit personally from s...Show More

Dr. Michael Fratkin on Life, Death and Palliative Care

1:52:03 | Sep 19th, 2015

Whether we like it or not, the current reality is that every day 150,000 people die. And while I have no doubt that one day humanity will defeat death of old age, like anyone else, I am not guaranteed that I will be alive to benefit personally from s...Show More

Singularity University Global Ambassador Salim Ismail on Exponential Organizations

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2015

Salim Ismail is one of those very rare individuals who can be and look from both inside and outside of the box – all at the same time. Furthermore, Ismail is one the few Singularity 1on1 interviewees who have the uncanny ability to keep surprising me...Show More

Singularity University Global Ambassador Salim Ismail on Exponential Organizations

57:33 | Sep 11th, 2015

Salim Ismail is one of those very rare individuals who can be and look from both inside and outside of the box – all at the same time. Furthermore, Ismail is one the few Singularity 1on1 interviewees who have the uncanny ability to keep surprising me...Show More

Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Superintelligence

0:00 | Sep 7th, 2015

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making...Show More

Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Superintelligence

1:00:33 | Sep 7th, 2015

There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making...Show More

BioViva CEO Liz Parrish on Singularity 1on1: Gene Therapy is NOT a Monstrous Science

0:00 | Aug 23rd, 2015

BioViva‘s CEO Liz Parrish is a fire-starter and probably not everyone’s favorite person. But if your goal is as bold as defeating aging then you’ll have to break some eggs. And so feel as you might but I have to admit that Parrish is definitely one o...Show More

BioViva CEO Liz Parrish on Singularity 1on1: Gene Therapy is NOT a Monstrous Science

1:17:14 | Aug 23rd, 2015

BioViva‘s CEO Liz Parrish is a fire-starter and probably not everyone’s favorite person. But if your goal is as bold as defeating aging then you’ll have to break some eggs. And so feel as you might but I have to admit that Parrish is definitely one o...Show More

Marshall Brain on Singularity 1on1: We’re approaching humanity’s make or break period

0:00 | Aug 14th, 2015

Marshal Brain‘s 2003 book Manna was quite ahead of its time in foreseeing that eventually, one way or another, we will have to confront and address the phenomenon of technological unemployment. In addition, Marshall is a passionate brainiac with a jo...Show More

Marshall Brain on Singularity 1on1: We’re approaching humanity’s make or break period

1:22:54 | Aug 14th, 2015

Marshal Brain‘s 2003 book Manna was quite ahead of its time in foreseeing that eventually, one way or another, we will have to confront and address the phenomenon of technological unemployment. In addition, Marshall is a passionate brainiac with a jo...Show More

Jack Andraka on his Breakthrough and Changing the World

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2015

The first time I interviewed Jack Andraka he was the youngest guest ever on my Singularity 1on1 podcast. At 16 he already had a mind-blowing list of science awards and inventions, the most notable of which was his nanotechnology-based pancreatic canc...Show More

Jack Andraka on his Breakthrough and Changing the World

35:41 | Jul 24th, 2015

The first time I interviewed Jack Andraka he was the youngest guest ever on my Singularity 1on1 podcast. At 16 he already had a mind-blowing list of science awards and inventions, the most notable of which was his nanotechnology-based pancreatic canc...Show More

Ramez Naam on Apex, Science, Politics and Ethics

0:00 | Jul 3rd, 2015

This is my fourth interview with Ramez Naam and the reason for that is simple: Ramez is a cool, smart guy, who writes kick-ass, gritty, action-packed and scientifically compelling science fiction novels as well as being a researcher in a variety of o...Show More

Ramez Naam on Apex, Science, Politics and Ethics

1:02:41 | Jul 3rd, 2015

This is my fourth interview with Ramez Naam and the reason for that is simple: Ramez is a cool, smart guy, who writes kick-ass, gritty, action-packed and scientifically compelling science fiction novels as well as being a researcher in a variety of o...Show More

Nikola Danaylov on Review the Future Podcast: What Do Experts Think About the Singularity?

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2015

A few weeks ago I got interviewed on Review the Future podcast. Co-hosts Ted Kupper and Jon Perry did a great job in putting me on the spot and I enjoyed talking to them very much. So, if for once you are  interested in having me as “the man with the...Show More

Nikola Danaylov on Review the Future Podcast: What Do Experts Think About the Singularity?

1:03:15 | Jun 26th, 2015

A few weeks ago I got interviewed on Review the Future podcast. Co-hosts Ted Kupper and Jon Perry did a great job in putting me on the spot and I enjoyed talking to them very much. So, if for once you are  interested in having me as “the man with the...Show More

Martin Ford on Singularity 1on1: Technological Unemployment is an Issue We Need To Discuss

0:00 | Jun 13th, 2015

Technological unemployment is an issue that I have mentioned a few times during my past interviews. In fact, I would go as far as saying that it is at the bottom of the top 5 biggest problems humanity faces today. So while it may not be the very bigg...Show More

Martin Ford on Singularity 1on1: Technological Unemployment is an Issue We Need To Discuss

1:09:19 | Jun 13th, 2015

Technological unemployment is an issue that I have mentioned a few times during my past interviews. In fact, I would go as far as saying that it is at the bottom of the top 5 biggest problems humanity faces today. So while it may not be the very bigg...Show More

PJ Manney on her sci fi novel (R)Evolution

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2015

I just finished reading PJ Manney’s brand new novel (R)Evolution. And, while I was prepared for a stimulating nanotechnology and brain-enhancement science fictional story, I also got an action packed, character-rich, twisting and intricate thriller w...Show More

PJ Manney on her sci fi novel (R)Evolution

1:20:08 | Jun 4th, 2015

I just finished reading PJ Manney‘s brand new novel (R)Evolution. And, while I was prepared for a stimulating nanotechnology and brain-enhancement science fictional story, I also got an action packed, character-rich, twisting and intricate thriller w...Show More

Miguel Nicolelis and Ronald Cicurel: The Singularity Isn’t Near and the Brain Can’t Be Simulated

0:00 | May 31st, 2015

The idea that man is a machine is an old one. And since the brain is a physical part of that machine it is often presumed that it can necessarily be simulated on a digital computer. But very little scientific scrutiny has been given on that presumpti...Show More

Miguel Nicolelis and Ronald Cicurel: The Singularity Isn’t Near and the Brain Can’t Be Simulated

1:29:40 | May 31st, 2015

The idea that man is a machine is an old one. And since the brain is a physical part of that machine it is often presumed that it can necessarily be simulated on a digital computer. But very little scientific scrutiny has been given on that presumpti...Show More

Emily Drabant Conley on Singularity 1on1: We are at the infancy of a genomic revolution

0:00 | May 18th, 2015

It has been almost 5 years since I originally published my 23andMe DNA Test review where I concluded that it was right for me. I also asked you to seriously consider if it may or may not be right for you too. And so, if you still have not considered ...Show More

Emily Drabant Conley on Singularity 1on1: We are at the infancy of a genomic revolution

44:29 | May 18th, 2015

It has been almost 5 years since I originally published my 23andMe DNA Test review where I concluded that it was right for me. I also asked you to seriously consider if it may or may not be right for you too. And so, if you still have not considered ...Show More

Seth Godin on Singularity 1on1: Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right

0:00 | May 8th, 2015

Photo by Jill Greenberg There are 3 individuals who have had the most impact on what I’ve been doing for the past 5 years: Ray Kurzweil – who helped me to see deeper into the exponential growth and disruptive nature of technology; Seth Godin – who in...Show More

Seth Godin on Singularity 1on1: Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right

45:22 | May 8th, 2015

There are 3 individuals who have had the most impact on what I’ve been doing for the past 5 years: Ray Kurzweil – who helped me to see deeper into the exponential growth and disruptive nature of technology; Seth Godin – who inspired me to pick myself...Show More

Futurist David Wood on Singularity 1on1: Radical Change Lies Ahead

0:00 | Apr 26th, 2015

David Wood is the chair of London Futurists and on the Humanity+ board of directors. He is an eminent futurist whose valuable newsletter I myself have been subscribed to for several years now and so I was very happy that, at long last, we managed to ...Show More

Futurist David Wood on Transhumanism: Radical Change Lies Ahead

1:28:56 | Apr 26th, 2015

David Wood is the chair of London Futurists and on the Humanity+ board of directors. He is an eminent futurist whose valuable newsletter I myself have been subscribed to for several years now and so I was very happy that, at long last, we managed to ...Show More

Rick Tumlinson on Singularity 1on1: We are here to go there. Now go do something about it!

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2015

“Rick Tumlinson is the descendant of pioneers who wants to help create the future pioneers who are going to go open the Solar system and expand life beyond the Earth. That’s why I am here. The whole reason I exist is to make sure that this species an...Show More

Rick Tumlinson on Singularity 1on1: We are here to go there. Now go do something about it!

2:16:58 | Apr 19th, 2015

“Rick Tumlinson is the descendant of pioneers who wants to help create the future pioneers who are going to go open the Solar system and expand life beyond the Earth. That’s why I am here. The whole reason I exist is to make sure that this species an...Show More

Calum Chace on Pandora’s Brain: AI is Coming and It Could Be the Best or the Worst Thing

0:00 | Mar 27th, 2015

Pandora’s Brain is one of the most philosophical science fiction novels I have read recently. And since Calum Chace has been a valuable contributor to Singularity Weblog, as well as a great blogger with an interesting and diverse experience in his ow...Show More

Calum Chace on Pandora’s Brain: AI is Coming and It Could Be the Best or the Worst Thing

1:08:48 | Mar 27th, 2015

Pandora’s Brain is one of the most philosophical science fiction novels I have read recently. And since Calum Chace has been a valuable contributor to Singularity Weblog, as well as a great blogger with an interesting and diverse experience in his ow...Show More

William Hertling on Singularity 1 on 1: Expose Yourself to a Diversity of Inputs!

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2015

This is my second interview with William Hertling. The first time we met was at Greg Bear’s house near Seattle where we did both a 1on1 interview and a fantastic science fiction panel together with our host and Ramez Naam. So I suggest you start by w...Show More

William Hertling: Expose Yourself to a Diversity of Inputs!

1:10:50 | Mar 16th, 2015

This is my second interview with William Hertling. The first time we met was at Greg Bear’s house near Seattle where we did both a 1on1 interview and a fantastic science fiction panel together with our host and Ramez Naam. So I suggest you start by w...Show More

Marc Goodman on Future Crimes

0:00 | Mar 5th, 2015

Marc Goodman is not your typical street cop – he considers himself a humanitarian, he is super smart and well educated, he has worked in over 70 countries and speaks more languages that I can list here. Marc has worked for Interpol and is the Futuris...Show More

FBI Futurist Marc Goodman on Future Crimes

45:37 | Mar 5th, 2015

Marc Goodman is not your typical street cop – he considers himself a humanitarian, he is super smart and well educated, he has worked in over 70 countries and speaks more languages that I can list here. Marc has worked for Interpol and is the Futuris...Show More

Dr. Michael Fossel: Compassion is the reason to reverse aging!

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2014

Michael Fossel‘s dream is to reverse human aging and since 1996 he has been a strong and vocal advocate of experimenting with telomerase therapy as a potential way of intervention in a wide variety of medical conditions related to aging. Fossel is al...Show More

Dr. Michael Fossel: Compassion is the reason to reverse aging!

55:32 | Nov 6th, 2014

Michael Fossel‘s dream is to reverse human aging and since 1996 he has been a strong and vocal advocate of experimenting with telomerase therapy as a potential way of intervention in a wide variety of medical conditions related to aging. Fossel is al...Show More

David Ettinger on Singularity 1 on 1: Take Steps and Be Prepared!

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2014

During my recent visit to the Cryonics Institute I had the chance to do a video tour of CI and learn more about their vitrification procedures and membership policies. I also had the unique opportunity to interview David Ettinger, whose father Robert...Show More

Cryonicist David Ettinger: Take Steps and Be Prepared!

56:48 | Oct 13th, 2014

During my recent visit to the Cryonics Institute I had the chance to do a video tour of CI and learn more about their vitrification procedures and membership policies. I also had the unique opportunity to interview David Ettinger, whose father Robert...Show More

Greg Bear, Ramez Naam and William Hertling on the Singularity

0:00 | Oct 2nd, 2014

This is the concluding sci fi round-table discussion of my Seattle 1-on-1 interviews with Ramez Naam, William Hertling and Greg Bear. The video was recorded last November and was produced by Richard Sundvall, shot by Ian Sun and generously hosted by ...Show More

Greg Bear, Ramez Naam and William Hertling on the Singularity

30:16 | Oct 2nd, 2014

This is the concluding sci fi round-table discussion of my Seattle 1-on-1 interviews with Ramez Naam, William Hertling and Greg Bear. The video was recorded last November and was produced by Richard Sundvall, shot by Ian Sun and generously hosted by ...Show More

Greg Bear on Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is the Secular Apotheosis

0:00 | Sep 26th, 2014

Greg Bear is truly one of the masters of classic science fiction – he has written over 35 books, that have sold millions of copies, and have been translated in 22 languages. No wonder I was not only immensely excited but also pretty nervous while pre...Show More

SciFi Master Greg Bear: The Singularity is the Secular Apotheosis

1:33:41 | Sep 26th, 2014

Greg Bear is truly one of the masters of classic science fiction – he has written over 35 books, that have sold millions of copies, and have been translated in 22 languages. No wonder I was not only immensely excited but also pretty nervous while pre...Show More

Danko Nikolic on Singularity 1 on 1: Practopoiesis Tells Us Machine Learning Isn’t Enough!

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2014

If there’s ever been a case when I just wanted to jump on a plane and go interview someone in person, not because they are famous but because they have created a totally unique and arguably seminal theory, it has to be Danko Nikolic. I believe Danko’...Show More

Danko Nikolic: Practopoiesis Tells Us Machine Learning Isn’t Enough!

1:08:57 | Sep 12th, 2014

If there’s ever been a case when I just wanted to jump on a plane and go interview someone in person, not because they are famous but because they have created a totally unique and arguably seminal theory, it has to be Danko Nikolic. I believe Danko’...Show More

Hannu Rajaniemi on his Quantum Thief Trilogy

0:00 | Aug 31st, 2014

Hannu Rajaniemi is a Ph. D. in string theory and fellow SU alumni best known  for his popular science fiction trilogy The Quantum Thief [Jean Le Flambeur]. His work has risen to prominence both because of its own merits but also because of the legend...Show More

Sci-Fi Author Hannu Rajaniemi on his Quantum Thief Trilogy

1:36:04 | Aug 31st, 2014

Hannu Rajaniemi is a Ph. D. in string theory and fellow SU alumni best known for his popular science fiction trilogy The Quantum Thief [Jean Le Flambeur]. His work has risen to prominence both because of its own merits but also because of the legend ...Show More

Jerome C. Glenn on Singularity 1 on 1: Science is an epistemology in the house of philosophy

0:00 | Aug 19th, 2014

Jerome C. Glenn is co-founder and Director of The Millennium Project and I had great fun talking to him during our first interview. But it has been over two years since our previous conversation and so, when Jason Ganz reminded me that the latest Sta...Show More

Jerome C. Glenn: Science is an epistemology in the house of philosophy

54:35 | Aug 19th, 2014

Jerome C. Glenn is co-founder and Director of The Millennium Project and I had great fun talking to him during our first interview. But it has been over two years since our previous conversation and so, when Jason Ganz reminded me that the latest Sta...Show More

Singularity 1 on 1: Jonathan Mugan on The Curiosity Cycle

0:00 | Aug 12th, 2014

Jonathan Mugan is not only a computer scientist specializing in machine learning and AI but also a father of three and the author of The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion. Since this is one of the few good ...Show More

Jonathan Mugan on The Curiosity Cycle

32:55 | Aug 12th, 2014

Jonathan Mugan is not only a computer scientist specializing in machine learning and AI but also a father of three and the author of The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion. Since this is one of the few good ...Show More

Arthur Traviss Corry on Singularity 1 on 1: Give Bitcoin a Try!

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2014

I have often felt that being located in Toronto, Canada puts me at a bit of a disadvantage with respect to having a futuristic high-tech blog and podcast. Living in Silicon Valley or New York [or a number of cities in Asia and Europe] appears to make...Show More

Arthur Traviss Corry: Give Bitcoin a Try!

41:46 | Jul 31st, 2014

I have often felt that being located in Toronto, Canada puts me at a bit of a disadvantage with respect to having a futuristic high-tech blog and podcast. Living in Silicon Valley or New York [or a number of cities in Asia and Europe] appears to make...Show More

Bill Andrews on Singularity 1 on 1: Ageing is not going to cure itself!

0:00 | Jul 1st, 2014

Some will say that Bill Andrews is totally crazy – at 61 he runs an average of 10 miles per day and at least one 100 mile marathon per month. He also wants to “Cure Ageing or Die Trying”. No wonder Bill is one of the 2 main protagonists of a […]

Immortalist Bill Andrews: Aging is not going to cure itself!

59:59 | Jul 1st, 2014

Some will say that Bill Andrews is totally crazy – at 61 he runs an average of 10 miles per day and at least one 100 mile marathon per month. He also wants to “Cure Ageing or Die Trying”. No wonder Bill is one of the 2 main protagonists of a new docu...Show More

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is a social activist, economist, futurist and best-selling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into mor...Show More

Jeremy Rifkin on Zero Marginal Cost and the Decline of Capitalism

1:36:45 | Jun 29th, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is a social activist, economist, futurist and best-selling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into mor...Show More

The Immortalists: David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg on Singularity 1 on 1

0:00 | Jun 24th, 2014

In my opinion The Immortalists is a the most frank, open-minded and uniquely personal documentary about life-extension in general and Aubrey de Grey and Bill Andrews, in particular. I was privileged to attend its international premiere during the Hot...Show More

David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg on Making “The Immortalists”

50:42 | Jun 24th, 2014

In my opinion, The Immortalists is the frankest, most open-minded and uniquely personal documentary about life-extension in general and Aubrey de Grey and Bill Andrews, in particular. I was privileged to attend its international premiere during the H...Show More

Michio Kaku on Singularity 1 on 1: Science is the Engine of Prosperity!

0:00 | Jun 6th, 2014

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, Dr. Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces o...Show More

Physicist Michio Kaku: Science is the Engine of Prosperity!

1:22:17 | Jun 6th, 2014

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, Dr. Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces o...Show More

Vitalik Buterin on Singularity 1 on 1: Ethereum is a Decentralized Consensus Platform

0:00 | Jun 5th, 2014

Digital  crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin are the singularity of money and, after spending some time educating myself, I have turned from a skeptic into a fan. If you are not familiar with the topic then I suggest that you start with my interview wi...Show More

Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum is a Decentralized Consensus Platform

1:09:09 | Jun 5th, 2014

Digital crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin are the singularity of money and, after spending some time educating myself, I have turned from a skeptic into a fan. If you are not familiar with the topic then I suggest that you start with my interview wit...Show More

Stuart Armstrong: The future is going to be wonderful [If we don’t get whacked by the existential risks]

0:00 | May 27th, 2014

Stuart Armstrong is a James Martin research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford where he looks as issues such as existential risks in general and Artificial Intelligence in particular. Stuart is also the author of Smarter Than Us: Th...Show More

Stuart Armstrong: The future is going to be wonderful [If we don’t get whacked by the existential risks]

45:19 | May 27th, 2014

Stuart Armstrong is a James Martin research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford where he looks at issues such as existential risks in general and Artificial Intelligence in particular. Stuart is also the author of Smarter Than Us: Th...Show More

Steven Kotler: Flow is the doorway to more that most of us seek!

0:00 | May 20th, 2014

This is my second interview with Steven Kotler. Last time we discussed Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think – the book Steven co-wrote with Peter Diamandis. This time we are here to discuss reaching our optimum state of performance or what ...Show More

Steven Kotler: Flow is the doorway to more that most of us seek!

51:08 | May 20th, 2014

This is my second interview with Steven Kotler. Last time we discussed Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think – the book Steven co-wrote with Peter Diamandis. This time we are here to discuss reaching our optimum state of performance or what ...Show More

Ed Boyden on Singularity 1 on 1: Let’s Bring Engineers into Studying the Brain

0:00 | May 6th, 2014

The first time I met Prof. Ed Boyden was at last year’s Global Future 2045 conference in New York. There I was highly impressed with Boyden’s impressive work in neuroscience in general and optogenetics in particular, as well as the profound implicati...Show More

Ed Boyden: Let’s Bring Engineers into Studying the Brain

1:05:41 | May 6th, 2014

The first time I met Prof. Ed Boyden was at last year’s Global Future 2045 conference in New York. There I was highly impressed with Boyden’s impressive work in neuroscience in general and optogenetics in particular, as well as the profound implicati...Show More

Peter Voss on Singularity 1 on 1 [Part 2]: There is nothing more important and exciting than building AGI

0:00 | May 4th, 2014

Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral philo...Show More

Peter Voss [Part 2]: There is nothing more important and exciting than building AGI

53:46 | May 4th, 2014

Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist, and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral phil...Show More

Andreas Antonopoulos on Singularity 1 on 1: “Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!”

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2014

Andreas Antonopoulos is arguably the face of bitcoin because he is probably the most prolific interviewee as well as the most publicly recognized expert in the field of crypto-currency. To top it off, Andreas is extremely eloquent, has an impressivel...Show More

Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!

1:23:04 | Apr 23rd, 2014

Andreas Antonopoulos is arguably the face of bitcoin because he is probably the most prolific interviewee as well as the most publicly recognized expert in the field of crypto-currency. To top it off, Andreas is extremely eloquent, has an impressivel...Show More

Peter Voss on Singularity 1 on 1: Having more intelligence will be good for mankind!

0:00 | Apr 4th, 2014

Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral philo...Show More

Peter Voss on AI: Having more intelligence will be good for mankind!

57:11 | Apr 4th, 2014

Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist, and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral phil...Show More

Breaking News: ByoLogyc CEO Chet Getram on the BRX Virus Outbreak

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2014

Emerging reports suggest that the BRX virus has already infected thousands of people. ByoLogyc – the company whose product is linked to the outbreak, has set up a mobile decontamination and vaccination facility in the heart of Toronto. Even though I ...Show More

Breaking News: ByoLogyc CEO Chet Getram on the BRX Virus Outbreak

25:26 | Apr 1st, 2014

Emerging reports suggest that the BRX virus has already infected thousands of people. ByoLogyc – the company whose product is linked to the outbreak, has set up a mobile decontamination and vaccination facility in the heart of Toronto. Even though I ...Show More

Ted Chu on Singularity 1 on 1: The time has come to set a higher goal!

0:00 | Mar 19th, 2014

Ted Chu is a professor of economics and former chief economist for General Motors. Most recently, Dr. Chu is the author of Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution. In my opinion Ted’s book is absolutely profoun...Show More

Ted Chu on Transhumanism: The time has come to set a higher goal!

1:10:19 | Mar 19th, 2014

Ted Chu is a professor of economics and former chief economist for General Motors. Most recently, Dr. Chu is the author of Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution. In my opinion, Ted’s book is absolutely profou...Show More

William Hertling on Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is closer than it appears!

0:00 | Mar 7th, 2014

William Hertling is a rather recent science fiction discovery of mine and the author of award-winning novels Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. William has written several plausible scena...Show More

William Hertling: The Singularity is closer than it appears!

46:38 | Mar 7th, 2014

William Hertling is a rather recent science fiction discovery of mine and the author of award-winning novels Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. William has written several plausible scena...Show More

Peering into Our Future’s Black Hole: AI, Transhumanism and the End of Humanity

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2014

These are the videos of my presentation at the 2014 Podcamp Toronto. This year I decided that it is best not to speak about podcasting but rather focus on issues familiar to readers of Singularity Weblog – artificial intelligence, transhumanism and t...Show More

Peering into Our Future’s Black Hole: AI, Transhumanism and the End of Humanity

1:21:59 | Mar 4th, 2014

These are the videos of my presentation at the 2014 Podcamp Toronto. This year I decided that it is best not to speak about podcasting but rather focus on issues familiar to readers of Singularity Weblog – artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and ...Show More

Grady Booch: Enjoy the beauty of what you’re doing but also take responsibility!

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2014

Grady Booch is an IBM fellow, best-selling author, software engineer, geek, philosopher, storyteller, entrepreneur and former US air-force serviceman, who used to work on the secret space shuttle military program. If his bio is not enough to make you...Show More

Grady Booch: Enjoy the beauty of what you’re doing but also take responsibility!

51:51 | Feb 28th, 2014

Grady Booch is an IBM fellow, best-selling author, software engineer, geek, philosopher, storyteller, entrepreneur and former US air-force serviceman, who used to work on the secret space shuttle military program. If his bio is not enough to make you...Show More

Hiroshi Ishiguro on Singularity 1 on 1: Technology is a way to understand what is human!

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2014

I first met Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro at last year’s GF2045 conference in New York. Dr. Ishiguro is known around the world for his android, geminoid and telenoid robots and I have been trying to get him on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast ever since we met. ...Show More

Hiroshi Ishiguro: Technology is a way to understand what is human!

49:10 | Feb 26th, 2014

I first met Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro at last year’s GF2045 conference in New York. Dr. Ishiguro is known around the world for his android, geminoid and telenoid robots and I have been trying to get him on my podcast ever since we met. At last, last week ...Show More

Alexander Hayes on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s a shift in humanity, not in technology!

0:00 | Feb 21st, 2014

Alexander Hayes is an Australian researcher and PhD candidate investigating the social implications of augmented reality technologies such as Google Glass. I met Hayes during last year’s ISTAS13 conference in Toronto and the consequent UAV Drones: Pr...Show More

Alexander Hayes on AR: It’s a shift in humanity, not in technology!

59:11 | Feb 21st, 2014

Alexander Hayes is an Australian researcher and Ph.D. candidate investigating the social implications of augmented reality (AR) technologies such as Google Glass. I met Hayes during last year’s ISTAS13 conference in Toronto and the consequent UAV Dro...Show More

Bre Pettis on Singularity 1 on 1: Take your passion and apply a MakerBot to it!

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2014

Bre Pettis is the charismatic founder and CEO of MakerBot – one of the most disruptive companies ushering in a revolution in personal manufacturing. If you ever heard of or want to know more about the latest in 3D printing then you have to know about...Show More

Bre Pettis on 3D Printing: Take your passion and apply a MakerBot to it!

54:30 | Feb 19th, 2014

Bre Pettis is the charismatic founder and CEO of MakerBot – one of the most disruptive companies ushering in a revolution in personal manufacturing. If you ever heard of or want to know more about the latest in 3D printing then you have to know about...Show More

Gabor Forgacs: We live in a time when it is really difficult to say “This is impossible!”

0:00 | Feb 7th, 2014

The first time I saw Dr. Gabor Forgacs was at last year’s fantastic Idea City conference in Toronto and, after his passionate presentation on bio-printed suffering-free leather, I knew that I will have to find a way to get him on my Singularity 1 on ...Show More

Gabor Forgacs: We live in a time when it is really difficult to say “This is impossible!”

49:13 | Feb 7th, 2014

The first time I saw Dr. Gabor Forgacs was at last year’s fantastic Idea City conference in Toronto and, after his passionate presentation on bio-printed suffering-free leather, I knew that I will have to find a way to get him on my podcast. Dr. Forg...Show More

Steve Omohundro on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s Time To Envision Who We Are And Where We Want To Go

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2014

Steve Omohundro is a scientist, professor, author, and entrepreneur who has a Ph.D. in physics but has spent decades studying intelligent systems and artificial intelligence. His research into the basic “AI Drives” was featured in James Barrat’s rece...Show More

Steve Omohundro: It’s Time To Envision Who We Are And Where We Want To Go

1:11:24 | Jan 30th, 2014

Steve Omohundro is a scientist, professor, author, and entrepreneur who has a Ph.D. in physics but has spent decades studying intelligent systems and artificial intelligence. His research into the basic “AI Drives” was featured in James Barrat’s rece...Show More

Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1: The Future Isn’t Set In Stone!

0:00 | Jan 20th, 2014

This is the first out of a series of 3 sci fi round-table interviews with Ramez Naam, William Hertling and Greg Bear that I did last November in Seattle. It was produced by Richard and Tatyana Sundvall and generously hosted by Greg and Astrid Bear. [...Show More

Science Fiction Author Ramez Naam: The Future Isn’t Set In Stone!

57:01 | Jan 20th, 2014

This is the first out of a series of 3 sci-fi round-table interviews with Ramez Naam, William Hertling and Greg Bear that I did last November in Seattle. It was produced by Richard and Tatyana Sundvall and generously hosted by Greg and Astrid Bear. [...Show More

Venture Capitalist Brad Feld on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Optimistic!

0:00 | Jan 16th, 2014

Brad Feld is an entrepreneur and a popular popular blogger. He is also the author of The Startup Series of books such as Startup Life. But Brad is best known for being a unique type of a technology Venture Capitalist who has invested in more than 200...Show More

Venture Capitalist Brad Feld: Be Optimistic!

53:25 | Jan 16th, 2014

Brad Feld is an entrepreneur and a popular blogger. He is also the author of The Startup Series of books such as Startup Life. But Brad is best known for being a unique type of a technology Venture Capitalist who has invested in more than 200 differe...Show More

Without You There Will Be No Singularity Weblog!

0:00 | Nov 28th, 2013

Today I just want to take a minute and say “Thank You!” Thank you, because without you there will be no Singularity Weblog. Thank you, because without you there will be no Singularity 1 on 1. Thank you, because without you I can call myself neither a...Show More

Without You There Will Be No Singularity Weblog!

01:32 | Nov 28th, 2013

Today I just want to take a minute and say “Thank You!” Thank you, because without you there will be no Singularity Weblog. Thank you, because without you there will be no Singularity 1 on 1. Thank you, because without you I can call myself neither a...Show More

Bruce Duncan on Terasem’s Lifenaut Project: Be The Author of Your Own Story

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2013

Last October I traveled to Vermont to visit the Terasem Movement Foundation and speak to its managing director Bruce Duncan. I first met Bruce at the Idea City conference in Toronto where he shared the stage together with Bina 48. Needless to say I w...Show More

Bruce Duncan on Terasem’s Lifenaut Project: Be The Author of Your Own Story

40:15 | Nov 20th, 2013

Last October I traveled to Vermont to visit the Terasem Movement Foundation and speak to its managing director Bruce Duncan. I first met Bruce at the Idea City conference in Toronto where he shared the stage together with Bina 48. Needless to say I w...Show More

Godfrey Reggio on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are in the Cyborg State!

0:00 | Nov 11th, 2013

Godfrey Reggio is an inventor of a film style which creates poetic images of extraordinary emotional impact for audiences worldwide. Reggio is prominent in the film world for his Qatsi trilogy – Koyaanisqatsi: Live Out of Ballance, Powaqqatsi: Life i...Show More

Qatsi Director Godfrey Reggio: We Are in the Cyborg State!

1:07:05 | Nov 11th, 2013

Godfrey Reggio is an inventor of a film style which creates poetic images of extraordinary emotional impact for audiences worldwide. Reggio is prominent in the film world for his Qatsi trilogy – Koyaanisqatsi: Live Out of Ballance, Powaqqatsi: Life i...Show More

Frank J. Tipler: The Laws of Physics Say The Singularity is Inevitable!

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2013

Dr. Frank J. Tipler is a physicist and cosmologist perhaps best known for concepts such as the Omega Point or The Cosmological Singularity. He is a professor of mathematical physics at Tulane University and the author of books such as The Anthropic C...Show More

Frank J. Tipler: The Laws of Physics Say The Singularity is Inevitable!

1:07:19 | Oct 29th, 2013

Dr. Frank J. Tipler is a physicist and cosmologist perhaps best known for concepts such as the Omega Point or The Cosmological Singularity. He is a professor of mathematical physics at Tulane University and the author of books such as The Anthropic C...Show More

Singularity 1 on 1: Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey on BioHacking

0:00 | Oct 22nd, 2013

Dave Asprey is founder of The Bulletproof Executive as well as a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. He lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, upg...Show More

Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey on BioHacking and Upgraded Coffee

59:36 | Oct 22nd, 2013

Dave Asprey is founder of The Bulletproof Executive as well as a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. He lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, upg...Show More

David Pearce on Singularity 1 on 1: Give Up Eating Meat!

0:00 | Oct 15th, 2013

David Pearce is a British utilitarian philosopher who promotes what he calls The Hedonistic Imperative. David is also a co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association and a vegan who argues that we (or our future posthuman descendants) have a resp...Show More

Transhumanist Philosopher David Pearce: Give Up Eating Meat!

1:25:54 | Oct 15th, 2013

David Pearce is a British utilitarian philosopher who promotes what he calls The Hedonistic Imperative. David is also a co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association and a vegan who argues that we (or our future posthuman descendants) have a resp...Show More

Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!

0:00 | Oct 5th, 2013

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...Show More

Noam Chomsky on AI: The Singularity is Science Fiction!

29:46 | Oct 5th, 2013

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...Show More

Singularity 1 on 1: James Barrat on Our Final Invention

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2013

For 20 years James Barrat has created documentary films for National Geographic, the BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel and public television. In 2000, during the course of his career as a film-maker, James interviewed Ray Kurzweil and Arthur C....Show More

James Barrat on the Singularity, AI and Our Final Invention

1:10:03 | Oct 1st, 2013

For 20 years James Barrat has created documentary films for National Geographic, the BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel and public television. In 2000, during the course of his career as a film-maker, James interviewed Ray Kurzweil and Arthur C....Show More

Stuart Hameroff on Singularity 1 on 1: Consciousness is More than Computation!

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2013

Dr. Stuart Hameroff is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. Together with British quantum physicist Sir Roger Penrose, Hameroff is the co-author of the contro...Show More

Dr. Stuart Hameroff: Consciousness is More than Computation!

1:01:27 | Sep 12th, 2013

Dr. Stuart Hameroff is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. Together with British quantum physicist Sir Roger Penrose, Hameroff is the co-author of the contro...Show More

Natasha Vita-More on Whole Body Prosthetic

0:00 | Sep 4th, 2013

It has been almost two months since I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Natasha Vita-More at her family house in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vita-More has been at the fore-front for several decades and her projects such as Primo Post Human have lead the N...Show More

Transhumanist Natasha Vita-More on Whole Body Prosthetic

36:27 | Sep 4th, 2013

It has been almost two months since I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Natasha Vita-More at her family house in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vita-More has been at the fore-front for several decades and her projects such as Primo Post Human have lead the N...Show More

Robert Scoble on Singularity 1 on 1: Stop Resisting the Future!

0:00 | Aug 28th, 2013

Robert Scoble is a Liaison officer for Rack Space, social media phenomenon, technology pundit with huge following, a journalist who has done thousands of interviews and a man who “always tries to have the front row seat on technology.” Needless to sa...Show More

Robert Scoble: Stop Resisting the Future!

57:06 | Aug 28th, 2013

Robert Scoble is a Liaison officer for Rack Space, social media phenomenon, technology pundit with a huge following, a journalist who has done thousands of interviews and a man who “always tries to have the front row seat on technology.” Needless to ...Show More

Stelarc on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are in a Time of Circulating Flesh!

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2013

Stelarc is a world renown body installation visual artist who has pushed the boundaries with his performances for more than four decades. His art has extruded the body beyond its physical limitations and created strong reactions around the world. Tho...Show More

Stelarc on Transhumanism: We Are in a Time of Circulating Flesh!

1:23:12 | Aug 25th, 2013

Stelarc is a world renown body installation visual artist who has pushed the boundaries with his performances for more than four decades. His art has extruded the body beyond its physical limitations and created strong reactions around the world. Tho...Show More

Geordie Rose on Singularity 1 on 1: Machine Learning is Progressing Faster Than You Think

0:00 | Aug 20th, 2013

Dr. Geordie Rose is a founder and Chief Technology Officer at D-Wave Computers. I met Geordie at the IdeaCity conference in Toronto where he made an impassioned presentation about D-Wave and quantum computing. Needless to say, as soon as Dr. Rose sto...Show More

Geordie Rose: Machine Learning is Progressing Faster Than You Think

2:07:28 | Aug 20th, 2013

Dr. Geordie Rose is a founder and Chief Technology Officer at D-Wave Computers. I met Geordie at the IdeaCity conference in Toronto where he made an impassioned presentation about D-Wave and quantum computing. Needless to say, as soon as Dr. Rose sto...Show More

Roman Yampolskiy on Singularity 1 on 1: Every Technology Has Both Negative and Positive Effects!

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2013

Roman V. Yampolskiy is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Director at the Cybersecurity Lab of the University of Louisville. He is also an alumnus of Singularity University (GSP2012) and a visiting fellow of the Machine Intellige...Show More

Roman Yampolskiy: Every Technology Has Both Negative and Positive Effects!

1:05:21 | Aug 15th, 2013

Roman V. Yampolskiy is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Director at the Cybersecurity Lab of the University of Louisville. He is also an alumnus of Singularity University (GSP2012) and a visiting fellow of the Machine Intellige...Show More

Joseph Carvalko on Singularity 1 on 1: Have Confidence To Reach Beyond!

0:00 | Aug 12th, 2013

Joseph Carvalko is a lawyer with many decades of experience who bravely sued the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States for deserting a POW in Korea. Carvalko is also an engineer and inventor with 10 patents in fields spanning bi...Show More

Joseph Carvalko on the Techno-Human Shell: Have Confidence To Reach Beyond!

1:08:39 | Aug 12th, 2013

Joseph Carvalko is a lawyer with many decades of experience who bravely sued the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States for deserting a POW in Korea. Carvalko is also an engineer and inventor with 10 patents in fields spanning bi...Show More

My Video Tour of Alcor and Interview with CEO Max More

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2013

Last month I had the privilege of visiting Max More at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Alcor is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 and located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics tec...Show More

My Video Tour of Alcor and Interview with CEO Max More

24:50 | Aug 8th, 2013

Last month I had the privilege of visiting Max More at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Alcor is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 and located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics tec...Show More

Peter Joseph on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are All Subjected To The Same Natural Law System

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2013

Peter Joseph is a musician, film-maker and social activist best known as the man behind the Zeitgeist film trilogy and the founder of the Zeitgeist movement. Peter’s films have become a counter-culture phenomenon on the internet and have had millions...Show More

Peter Joseph: We Are All Subjected To The Same Natural Law System

1:16:32 | Jul 31st, 2013

Peter Joseph is a musician, film-maker and social activist best known as the man behind the Zeitgeist film trilogy and the founder of the Zeitgeist movement. Peter’s films have become a counter-culture phenomenon on the internet and have had millions...Show More

Ann Cavoukian on Singularity 1 on 1: We have to protect privacy globally or we protect it nowhere!

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2013

This Wednesday I was very privileged to interview Dr. Ann Cavoukian. Dr. Cavoukian is the information and privacy commissioner of the province of Ontario (Canada) as well as the creator and foremost global champion of the privacy by design philosophy...Show More

Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian: We have to protect privacy globally or we protect it nowhere!

42:58 | Jul 26th, 2013

This Wednesday I was very privileged to interview Dr. Ann Cavoukian. Dr. Cavoukian is the information and privacy commissioner of the province of Ontario (Canada) as well as the creator and foremost global champion of the privacy by design philosophy...Show More

Nigel Ackland on Singularity 1 on 1: Ordinary…Extraordinary – Life with a Bionic Arm

0:00 | Jul 15th, 2013

Nigel Ackland claims he is an ordinary man. But, after seeing the emotional impact he had on the audience at GF2045, I have to disagree with him. His speech titled Ordinary… Extraordinary. Life with a Bionic Arm was in my view by far the most moving ...Show More

Nigel Ackland: Ordinary…Extraordinary – Life with a Bionic Arm

52:22 | Jul 15th, 2013

Nigel Ackland claims he is an ordinary man. But, after seeing the emotional impact he had on the audience at GF2045, I have to disagree with him. His speech titled Ordinary… Extraordinary. Life with a Bionic Arm was in my view by far the most moving ...Show More

Marvin Minsky on Singularity 1 on 1: The Turing Test is a Joke!

0:00 | Jul 12th, 2013

Marvin Minsky is often called the Father of Artificial Intelligence and I have been looking for an opportunity to interview him for years. I was hoping that I will finally get my chance at the GF2045 conference in NY City. Unfortunately, Prof. Minsky...Show More

Socrates Gets Interviewed on the Futurology Podcast

0:00 | Jul 12th, 2013

A few weeks ago I got interviewed on the Futurology Podcast. During my one hour conversation with show host Jason Peffley we discuss a number of topics such as: how I got to do blogging and podcasting; my time and take on Singularity University in pa...Show More

Socrates Gets Interviewed on the Futurology Podcast

1:07:51 | Jul 12th, 2013

A few weeks ago I got interviewed on the Futurology Podcast. During my one hour conversation with show host Jason Peffley we discuss a number of topics such as: how I got to do blogging and podcasting; my time and take on Singularity University in pa...Show More

Marvin Minsky on AI: The Turing Test is a Joke!

30:35 | Jul 12th, 2013

Marvin Minsky is often called the Father of Artificial Intelligence and I have been looking for an opportunity to interview him for years. I was hoping that I will finally get my chance at the GF2045 conference in NY City. Unfortunately, Prof. Minsky...Show More

Thad Starner on Singularity 1 on 1: Reduce the Time Between Intention and Action

0:00 | Jul 9th, 2013

Thad Starner is a wearable computing pioneer who coined the term “augmented reality” and a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a technical lead on Google Glass – a self-contained wearable computer. And so I was very excited t...Show More

Thad Starner on Google Glass: Reduce the Time Between Intention and Action

1:05:02 | Jul 9th, 2013

Thad Starner is a wearable computing pioneer who coined the term “augmented reality” and a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a technical lead on Google Glass – a self-contained wearable computer. And so I was very excited t...Show More

Daryl Oster on Singularity 1 on 1: Evacuated Tube Transport to Bring Space Travel on Earth

0:00 | Jun 24th, 2013

Daryl Oster is an inventor and engineer who wants to bring space travel to Earth. The idea is called ET3 – Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies. Oster is the CEO of ET3 and his company “uses an open consortium business model to share information res...Show More

Daryl Oster: Evacuated Tube Transport Will Bring Space Travel on Earth

1:03:13 | Jun 24th, 2013

Daryl Oster is an inventor and engineer who wants to bring space travel to Earth. The idea is called ET3 – Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies. Oster is the CEO of ET3 and his company “uses an open consortium business model to share information res...Show More

Chris Lewicki on Singularity 1 on 1: Stop Reading About It And Start Doing It!

0:00 | Jun 13th, 2013

Chris Lewicki is the president and Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources – the first company that plans to locate and mine asteroids for water and precious metals. The company is backed by a number of billionaires and space enthusiasts such as ...Show More

Chris Lewicki on Space: Stop Reading About It And Start Doing It!

42:57 | Jun 13th, 2013

Chris Lewicki is the president and Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources – the first company that plans to locate and mine asteroids for water and precious metals. The company is backed by a number of billionaires and space enthusiasts such as ...Show More

Chris Hables Gray on Singularity 1 on 1: We Need Strong Citizenship!

0:00 | May 18th, 2013

Prof. Chris Hables Gray is someone whose work on both war and the cyborg is a must read for anyone interested in those topics. I have followed Gray’s work for over 10 years and have read at least 3 of his books. So when I discovered that Chris will b...Show More

Chris Hables Gray on AI and the Singularity: We Need Strong Citizenship!

1:11:50 | May 18th, 2013

Prof. Chris Hables Gray is someone whose work on both war and the cyborg is a must read for anyone interested in those topics. I have followed Gray’s work for over 10 years and have read at least 3 of his books. So when I discovered that Chris will b...Show More

Ori Inbar on Singularity 1 on 1: Augmented Reality Will Change Every Aspect of Life and Work

0:00 | May 17th, 2013

Ori Inbar developed a passion for augmented reality (AR) ever since he realized that it will change every aspect of life and work we can think of. This realization has motivated him to become an industry start-up entrepreneur, a founder of a not-for-...Show More

Ori Inbar: Augmented Reality Will Change Every Aspect of Life and Work

58:41 | May 17th, 2013

Ori Inbar developed a passion for augmented reality (AR) ever since he realized that it will change every aspect of life and work we can think of. This realization has motivated him to become an industry start-up entrepreneur, a founder of a not-for-...Show More

Jacque Fresco on Singularity 1 on 1: Apply the Methods of Science to the Social System!

0:00 | May 10th, 2013

Jacque Fresco is a futurist, inventor, social engineer, visionary and technician, best known for the Venus Project. In his Future By Design documentary about Fresco’s life and ideas,  Emmy winning filmmaker William Gazecki called the 97-year-old Jacq...Show More

Jacque Fresco: Apply the Methods of Science to the Social System!

1:11:23 | May 10th, 2013

Jacque Fresco is a futurist, inventor, social engineer, visionary, and technician, best known for the Venus Project. In his Future By Design documentary about Fresco’s life and ideas,  Emmy winning filmmaker William Gazecki called the 97-year-old Jac...Show More

Zero State Founder Amon Kalkin on Singularity 1 on 1: Reject Apathy!

0:00 | May 6th, 2013

Amon Kalkin is a cognitive scientist, electronic artist and founder of Zero State. He is 40 years old, born in New Zealand and living in the UK, where he spends his time raising a young family and gardening when he isn’t working to create a sphere of...Show More

Zero State Founder Amon Kalkin: Reject Apathy!

50:10 | May 6th, 2013

Amon Kalkin is a cognitive scientist, electronic artist and founder of Zero State. He is 40 years old, born in New Zealand and living in the UK, where he spends his time raising a young family and gardening when he isn’t working to create a sphere of...Show More

Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager Is A Choice We’ll All Have To Make

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2013

While I personally loved the first half of The Transhumanist Wager and disliked much of the second, I am convinced that the novel is a must read for anyone interested in the future of our civilization. In my view the novel is full of interesting and ...Show More

Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager Is A Choice We’ll All Have To Make

1:06:07 | Apr 28th, 2013

While I personally loved the first half of The Transhumanist Wager and disliked much of the second, I am convinced that the novel is a must read for anyone interested in the future of our civilization. In my view the novel is full of interesting and ...Show More

Natasha Vita-More on Singularity 1 on 1: The Transhumanist Reader – The Story Behind The Book

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2013

Transhumanism is both misunderstood and feared. Ignorant people with an ideological agenda have gone as far as labeling it “the most dangerous idea.” Thus a comprehensive book – a Transhumanist Reader, documenting both the origins and the current sta...Show More

Natasha Vita-More on The Transhumanist Reader: The Story Behind The Book

50:05 | Apr 19th, 2013

Transhumanism is both misunderstood and feared. Ignorant people with an ideological agenda have gone as far as labeling it “the most dangerous idea.” Thus a comprehensive book – a Transhumanist Reader, documenting both the origins and the current sta...Show More

Will Crockett on Singularity 1 on 1: Hybrid Photography is the Future, DSLR’s are the Past!

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2013

Will Crockett is a photo innovator and web TV personality. He has more than 30 years as a commercial photographer with clients like Pfizer, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Cadbury, United Airlines, TIME magazine and the US Pentagon. Crocket is also the man ...Show More

Will Crockett on Hybrid Photography: DSLR’s are the Past!

54:43 | Apr 17th, 2013

Will Crockett is a photo innovator and web TV personality. He has more than 30 years as a commercial photographer with clients like Pfizer, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Cadbury, United Airlines, TIME magazine and the US Pentagon. Crocket is also the man ...Show More

Matthew Putman on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Be Intimidated To Jump Into The Future

0:00 | Apr 12th, 2013

Matthew Putman is the most eclectic guest I have had on Singularity 1 on 1. Matthew is a PhD in applied mathematics and engineering, Professor at Columbia University, a Thiel fellowship mentor, entrepreneur, poet, jazz pianist, inventor holding paten...Show More

Matthew Putman: Don’t Be Intimidated To Jump Into The Future

1:07:33 | Apr 12th, 2013

Matthew Putman is the most eclectic guest I have had on Singularity 1 on 1. Matthew is a PhD in applied mathematics and engineering, Professor at Columbia University, a Thiel fellowship mentor, entrepreneur, poet, jazz pianist, inventor holding paten...Show More

James D. Miller on Singularity 1 on 1: Prepare for a Smarter World

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2013

James D. Miller is a professor of economics and, most recently, the author of Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World. James is the second economist on Singularity 1 on 1 and he respects and agrees wi...Show More

James D. Miller on Singularity Rising: Prepare for a Smarter World

43:32 | Mar 10th, 2013

James D. Miller is a professor of economics and, most recently, the author of Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World. James is the second economist on Singularity 1 on 1 and he respects and agrees wi...Show More

Socrates at Newtonbrook Secondary School: Be Unreasonable!

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2013

Yesterday I went to speak to a class of grade 12 students from the Newtonbrook Secondary School in Toronto. I have been looking forward to this opportunity to challenge and be challenged by the next generation of bright young minds, and was not going...Show More

Socrates at Newtonbrook Secondary School: Be Unreasonable!

47:56 | Feb 28th, 2013

Yesterday I went to speak to a class of grade 12 students from the Newtonbrook Secondary School in Toronto. I have been looking forward to this opportunity to challenge and be challenged by the next generation of bright young minds, and was not going...Show More

15 Steps Towards Your Podcasting Success: Socrates At Podcamp Toronto 2013

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2013

Yesterday I spoke at this year’s edition of the annual Podcamp Toronto at Ryerson University. Since people often ask me for tips on podcasting, I decided to record my presentation so that it is always available to anyone interested in knowing how I s...Show More

15 Steps Towards Your Podcasting Success: Socrates At Podcamp Toronto 2013

51:38 | Feb 26th, 2013

Yesterday I spoke at this year’s edition of the annual Podcamp Toronto at Ryerson University. Since people often ask me for tips on podcasting, I decided to record my presentation so that it is always available to anyone interested in knowing how I s...Show More

Ayesha Khanna on Singularity 1 on 1: Take Education Into Your Own Hands!

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2013

Ayesha Khanna is the co-founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute and co-author of Hybrid Reality book for Kindle. During my Singularity 1 on 1 interview with Ayesha Khanna we discuss a variety of topics such as: women and technology; whether men are f...Show More

Ayesha Khanna on Hybrid Reality: Take Education Into Your Own Hands!

51:49 | Feb 23rd, 2013

Ayesha Khanna is the co-founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute and co-author of Hybrid Reality book for Kindle. During my Singularity 1 on 1 interview with Ayesha Khanna we discuss a variety of topics such as: women and technology; whether men are f...Show More

Robin Hanson on Singularity 1 on 1 (part 2): Social Science or Extremist Politics in Disguise?!

0:00 | Feb 20th, 2013

My second interview with economist Robin Hanson was by far the most vigorous debate ever on Singularity 1 on 1. I have to say that I have rarely disagreed more with any of my podcast guests before. So, why do I get so fired up about Robin’s ideas you...Show More

Robin Hanson (part 2): Social Science or Extremist Politics in Disguise?!

1:09:57 | Feb 20th, 2013

My second interview with economist Robin Hanson was by far the most vigorous debate ever on Singularity 1 on 1. I have to say that I have rarely disagreed more with any of my podcast guests before. So, why do I get so fired up about Robin’s ideas you...Show More

Christine Peterson on Singularity 1 on 1: Join Us to Push the Future in a Positive Direction

0:00 | Feb 13th, 2013

Christine Peterson is not only the co-founder and past president of the Foresight Institute for Nanotechnology but also the person credited with coining the term open source software. More recently her interests have evolved to include longevity and ...Show More

Christine Peterson on Nanotechnology: Push the Future in a Positive Direction

48:29 | Feb 13th, 2013

Christine Peterson is not only the co-founder and past president of the Foresight Institute for Nanotechnology but also the person credited with coining the term open source software. More recently her interests have evolved to include longevity and ...Show More

George Church on Singularity 1 on 1: Inactivity and Complacency Are The Most Dangerous Ideas

0:00 | Feb 9th, 2013

Dr. “George Church is one of the most brilliant scientists in the world,” says Steven Pinker on the front cover of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves. Regenesis is the recent book that Church wrote together with Ed Re...Show More

George Church on Synthetic Biology: Inactivity and Complacency Are The Most Dangerous Ideas

51:00 | Feb 9th, 2013

Dr. “George Church is one of the most brilliant scientists in the world,” says Steven Pinker on the front cover of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves. Regenesis is the recent book that Church wrote together with Ed Re...Show More

Doug Wolens on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s Ultimately Up To You

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2013

Today my guest is Doug Wolens. Doug is the lawyer-turned-documentarian whose most recent film is The Singularity. I have to say that neither Doug nor his film are what I expected. To paraphrase and add to one of the other iTunes film reviewers – what...Show More

Doug Wolens on the Singularity: It’s Ultimately Up To You

49:27 | Feb 6th, 2013

Today my guest is Doug Wolens. Doug is the lawyer-turned-documentarian whose most recent film is The Singularity. I have to say that neither Doug nor his film are what I expected. To paraphrase and add to one of the other iTunes film reviewers – what...Show More