The Singularity, Virtual Immortality and Consciousness: Simulation is not duplication (via Robert Lawrence Kuhn)

Totally spot-on !!  Great piece by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Closer-to-truth. My fav quotes are below.   Consciousness is the elephant in the room, and most techno-futurists do not see it. NYU Philosopher David Chalmers famously described the “hard problem” of consciousness: “Why does it feel like something inside? Why is all our brain processing — vast neural circuits … Continue reading "The Singularity, Virtual Immortality and Consciousness: Simulation is not duplication (via Robert Lawrence Kuhn)"

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On artificial intelligence, jobs and growth: “Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us”. Good read and link to new BoAML report

Charles Arthur writes in The Guardian   “If you wanted relief from stories about tyre factories and steel plants closing, you could try relaxing with a new 300-page report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Gerd adds: link goes to a PDF — must read!!) which looks at the likely effects of a robot revolution. But you … Continue reading "On artificial intelligence, jobs and growth: “Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us”. Good read and link to new BoAML report"

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Presentations, extra podcasts and videos of my talks: redefining the relationship of humans and machines (London #2015GLS and more).

Here are the slides from my presentations in London yesterday; both on the topic of how exponential technologies are impacting humanity.     UPDATE: the videos just went online – you can watch all of them via the LBS site.  My talk is embedded below.     Update 2: the video of my talk at the evening … Continue reading "Presentations, extra podcasts and videos of my talks: redefining the relationship of humans and machines (London #2015GLS and more)."

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“Humans need not apply” – watch this film on why automation will take our jobs. Then, prepare, now.

Watch this film       Next, watch my new film on technology versus humanity     Then, watch the 6 episodes of my Future Show series  

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A short podcast on the future of jobs: STEM and HECI (humanity, ethics, creativity, imagination)

I just added a new ad-hoc podcast on the future of work and jobs on my Audioboom channel. This is a hugely important topic that will need some major attention from governments, corporations, SMEs and the entirely educational system. My key message: automation and robotization will dramatically and exponentially i.e ‘gradually then suddenly‘ alter the work/jobs/education and training landscape … Continue reading "A short podcast on the future of jobs: STEM and HECI (humanity, ethics, creativity, imagination)"

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