singularity

Book Review: The Singularity is Near

by: Roger Dooley

Ray Kurzweil makes other futurists look like dilettantes. While they are extending linear trends a few years into the future, Kurzweil is using exponential graphs that indicate to him that truly profound changes await us in the next few decades.

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Internet of Things (ITU description)

by: Lynette Webb

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HBO Promotes New Show With Virtual Job Interview

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No-Contact Brain-Machine Interface

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Female Android

by: David Armano

Complete with a host of Human  facial expressions and the ability to respond to questions—The Repliee Q2  combines artificial intelligence with robotics.

Original Post: http://darmano.typepad.com/logic_emotion/2006/05/female_android.html

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Brain Computer Interface

by: Roger Dooley

Science fiction writers have written for years about brain-computer links. Being able to “plug in” directly to add memory or knowledge, or “read” stored information is an appealing, if currently improbable, concept.

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Future Trends: Collapse

by: Jennifer Rice

Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine did such a great job of summarizing and expanding on the Coming Information Collapse that I'm just going to direct you to this link so you can read for yourself. Here's the opening paragraph:

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The Accelerating Future

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Blogging and the Singularity

by: Jennifer Rice

This is a bit off my normal subject matter, but it's something I've been thinking about lately.

Since I started blogging, I'm starting to feel like a neuron in a vast brain; my thought processes are improving and speeding up with every new connection that's formed. Yet I just started my weblog a month ago; where will I be in one year from now? Ten years from now? And just where is this whole blog thing going, anyway?

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