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Singularity Weblog started as a personal journal of thoughts on trends, news, issues, films and people related the technological singularity. However, due to the active involvement of readers like you, it is evolving into a growing community of people interested in exploring and shaping our future.

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If this is the first time you visit Singularity Weblog and hear of concepts such as the technological singularity, transhumanism, life extension, cryonics, mind uploading and artificial intelligence, then check out this list of articles. It provides great starting points for exploring each topic:

The Technological Singularity:

Digital-Black-HoleWhen Vernor Vinge Coined the Technological Singularity

17 Definitions of the Technological Singularity

Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity

Top 10 Reasons We Should NOT Fear The Singularity

Vernor Vinge on Singularity 1 on 1: We Can Surpass the Wildest Dreams of Optimism

Greg Bear, Ramez Naam and William Hertling on the Singularity

Singularity 1 on 1: James Barrat on Our Final Invention

Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!

 

Artificial Intelligence:

digital brain cirquitHugo de Garis on Singularity 1 on 1: Are We Building Gods or Terminators?

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

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

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

Chris Eliasmith on Singularity 1 on 1: We Have Not Yet Learned What The Brain Has To Teach Us!

 

Transhumanism:

transhumanismA Transhumanist Manifesto

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

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

Question Everything: Max More on Singularity 1 on 1

Anders Sandberg on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are All Amazingly Stupid, But We Can Get Better

Transhumanism 101 with Natasha Vita-More

 

Cyborg:

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

Cyborg Luddite Steve Mann on Singularity 1 on 1: Technology That Masters Nature is Not Sustainable

Kevin Warwick on Singularity Podcast: You Have To Take Risks To Be Part Of The Future

Kevin Warwick on Singularity 1 on 1: Be/Come the Cy/Borg

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

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

 

Life Extension:

HamletThe Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

Terry Grossman on Singularity Podcast: Live Long Enough To Live Forever

The Debate of the Ages: This House Wants to Defeat Ageing Entirely

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

A Video Introduction to Aubrey de Grey: Renowned Gerontologist Moves Away from Immortality

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

Aubrey de Grey’s Singularity Podcast: Longevity Escape Velocity May Be Closer Than We Think

 

Brain FreezeCryonics:

My Video Tour of Alcor and Interview with CEO Max More

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

Andy Zawacki Gives Us A Tour of the Cryonics Institute

Ken Hayworth on Singularity 1 on 1: Brain Preservation is the Logical Lifeboat

 

Synthetic Biology:

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

Andrew Hessel on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Fear Synthetic Biology

Raymond McCauley on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Your Own Scientist – Try It And See

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

 

Mind-UploadingMind-Uploading:

The Singularity is Nearer: EU Commits 1 Billion To Fund The Human Brain Project

Randal Koene on Singularity 1 on 1: Mind Uploading is not Science Fiction

David Chalmers on Singularity 1 on 1: We Can Be Rigorous in Thinking about the Future

Singularity 1 on 1: Randal Koene on the Ethics of Mind Uploading

 

3D Printing:

3D PrintingIntroduction to 3D Printing

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

3D Printing: Is Bio-Printing the Future of Organ Replacement?

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

 

Medical robotNanotechnology:

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

 

Religion:

singularity religion thumbFrank J. Tipler: The Laws of Physics Say The Singularity is Inevitable!

Singularity 1 on 1: Are Science and Religion Mutually Exclusive or Complementary?

The Importance of Doubt, Asking Questions and Not Knowing

 

Death: human scull

Death is Not Destiny: A Glimpse into The Transhumanist Wager

Death to Death! [I Won’t Go Gentle Into That Good Night!]

If Death Is Natural Then Why Are Some Immortal?

 

Singularity University:

su_vertical_blended_smallPeter Diamandis on Singularity 1 on 1: Singularity University is Starfleet Academy for the World’s Biggest Challenges

Dan Barry on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t Reach Your Dreams

Singularity University Global Ambassador Salim Ismail on Exponential Organizations

Don’t Accept Me to Singularity University: My Top 10 Reasons Why I Should Not Be Accepted

Top 5 Tips for Applying to Singularity University

 

the-bitcoin-phenomenonBitcoin: 

Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here

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

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

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

 

singularity-1on1-coverBlogging and Podcasting:

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

 

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