Abstract – Advances in Science and Technology – James Newton-Thomas

On August 19, 2011, in Abstract, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

This introductory talk to the Singularity Summit 2011 differs from other talks to be given in that it does not attempt to look forward but rather looks backward in time  over the interval to identify and track  the progress in technologies, and plots the metrics that are presumably relevant to any future Singularity.  The Singularity […]

Abstract – The Singularity, A Philosophical Analysis – David Chalmers

On August 18, 2011, in Abstract, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

I.J. Good’s “intelligence explosion” is the rapid transition from greater-than-human artificial intelligence to superintelligence. I will give a philosophical analysis of the argument for an intelligence explosion.   Paper can be found here: http://consc.net/papers/singularity.pdf

Abstract – Human+ – Stelarc

On August 18, 2011, in Abstract, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

Human+ Bodies with Second Skins are operating in Second Life, shape shifting with fluid identities and extruded selves. Hybrids, Cybrids and Chimeras proliferate. EMS and Exoskeltons actuate and animate paralysed limbs. Organ Printing, Epidermal Electronics, Hydraulic Hearts and Nanobots generate alternate architectures. Machines have become soft and small. Bodies have become cyborgs of meat, metal […]

Abstract – The Emerging Global Mind, Cooperation, and Compassion – Steve Omohundro

On August 17, 2011, in Abstract, Presenter, Summit, by Adam A. Ford

The internet is starting to create a kind of “global mind”. Wikipedia radically changes how people discover and learn new information and they shape Wikipedia. In the blogosphere, ideas propagate rapidly and faulty thinking is rapidly challenged. More intelligent social networks will lead to a more coherent global mind. Corporations, ecosystems, economies, political systems, social […]

Singularity Summit Au 2011

On February 25, 2011, in meetup, news, by Adam A. Ford

After a summer of speaking to potential presenters and collaborating with National Science Week, it has been decided that the Singualrity Summit in 2011 will be held during Natinoal Science Week.  The exact dates of which we are almost certain are 20th and 21st of August 2011.  It will be held in Melbourne.   The […]