Entries by Adam Ford

Speaker: David Pearce

David Pearce will be speaking at – he is a British utilitarian philosopher who believes and promotes the idea that there exists a strong ethical imperative for humans to work towards the abolition of suffering in all sentient life. His book-length internet manifesto The Hedonistic Imperative outlines how technologies such as genetic engineering, nanotechnology, pharmacology, […]

Into the Wild Blue Yonder with Tim van Gelder

Into the Wild Blue Yonder – Tim van Gelder (Who is speaking at the conference this year) – originally posted at H+ Magazine. [dropcap]I[/dropcap] recently did a [highlight]series of interviews with Tim van Gelder[/highlight] on Intelligence Amplification, Artificial Intelligence, Argument Mapping and Douglas Engelbart’s contributions to computing and user interface design and collective wisdom. Below […]

Moore’s law describes an exponential growth pattern in the complexity of integrated semiconductor circuits – by analogy the Law can be extended to include technologies from long before the integrated circuit to future forms of technology.

If present trends are to continue, it is likely that computers will have more advanced and powerful ‘brains’ than humans within 25 years. “If you go back 500 years, not much happened in a century. Now a lot happens in 6 months.” says Ray Kurzweil. “Technology feeds on itself and it gets faster and faster, […]

Future Day – March 1st

hy are nearly all our holidays focused on celebrating the past, or the cyclical processes of nature? Why not celebrate the amazing future we are collectively creating? That’s the concept behind a new global holiday, Future Day (March 1), conceived by AI researcher Dr. Ben Goertzel. Future Day 2012 gatherings were held in more than […]

What Sort of Future do You Want?

What sort of future do you want? Future Day is a celebration of imaginative and rational thinking about the future where you can participate. “Future Day is designed to center the impossible in the public mind once a year as a temptation too delicious to resist.” – Howard Bloom, Author and Publicist You can use […]