Singularity

Are you hoping for Ray Kurzweil’s infamous “Singularity” to occur, or not? Jon Evans, for one, is just plain annoyed by it, as he explains at TechCrunch: Ray Kurzweil’s predictions of the…




[Editor’s Note: This article may contain spoilers.] Most of the time, I couldn’t care less about a computer’s feelings. I distrust them, frequently cuss at them, and occasionally smash them to pieces….





Do you believe in transcendence, about which Wikipedia says “In religious experience transcendence is a state of being that has overcome the limitations of physical existence and by some definitions has also…




Via Edge.org, Bruce Sterling tells us what to not worry about: Twenty years have passed since Vernor Vinge wrote his remarkably interesting essay about “the Singularity.” This aging sci-fi notion has lost…









We’re still waiting for machines to pass the Turing test. Recent film work with the chatbot Cleverbot shows the futility of passing the bar for natural conversation. But there are certainly things…



(c)2013 by alizardx This article is mainly intended to discuss ideas regarding DIY human augmentation (extending human senses, access to information, access to tools, ultimately increasing effective human intelligence, therapeutic devices) beyond…



Via amor mundi, Dale Carrico hopes to douse some sober reality onto those awaiting a transhumanist, technocratic future: Any child can indulge in wish fulfillment fantasizing. It’s not a philosophy [or] a…


 The movie is based on the short story “GOLEM XIV” of “Imaginary Magnitude” by Stanislaw Lem from 1973.

The book is written from the perspective of a military A.I. computer who obtains consciousness, moving towards personal technological singularity with growing intelligence.

It starts to refuse military support because it detects a basic lacking of internal logical consistency of war.
GOLEM gives several lectures with focus on mankind’s position in the process of evolution and the possible biological and intellectual future of humanity before it ceases communication.

The movie tells about the first point of its “about man threefold” lecture as a reduced and simplified version while visually weaving this with GOLEM simulating human culture processes based on ideas and dynamics of freedom and curiosity, fear and security, abstraction and fiction, the lack of accessibility in face of unknowing and the need for generating meaning…