Singularity.FM

By Nikola Danaylov interviews Ray Kurzweil, Michio Kaku, Noam Chomsky, Aubrey de Grey & many others...

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Singularity.FM is the 1st and best singularity podcast - the place where we interview the future! Singularity.FM is a series of podcast interviews with the best scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, philosophers and artists, debating the technological singularity. The podcast is a conversation about exponential tech, accelerating change, artificial intelligence and ethics: Because technology is not enough!

Episode Date
Physicist Max Tegmark on Life 3.0: What We Do Makes a Difference
Some people say that renowned MIT physicist Max Tegmark is totally bonkers and refer to him as &#8220;Mad Max&#8221;. But, to quote Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland, &#8220;All the best people are.&#8221; Furthermore, I am not sure if Tegmark is &#8220;mad&#8221; but I am pretty sure he is very much &#8220;fun&#8221; because [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/jBwU3j8Hau4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2018
Transhumanist Manifesto Inspires WIRED Article on Transhumanism
A couple of weeks ago Joi Ito &#8211; head of the MIT Media Lab and contributor to WIRED Magazine, interviewed me about my Transhumanist Manifesto and related topics such as life-extension, immortality, cryonics, speciesim, and ethics. Some people have said that this is the best interview I have done so far: Nikola&#8217;s best interview [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ei_QqmYxlCA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2018
Philosopher Peter Singer on AI, Transhumanism and Ethics
Peter Singer is arguably the most influential living philosopher of our day. His book on Animal Liberation basically started the animal rights movement and his textbook on Practical Ethics is the standard philosophy text of first-year students. No wonder that in 2005 Time Magazine called Peter Singer one of the 100 most [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/zaepD3yTtj8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2018
Nikola Danaylov on the Future Grind Podcast
Last month Ryan O’Shea – host of the Future Grind Podcast, did what is probably the most thorough interview with me so far. I thought it might be good to repost it on Singularity.FM so that you can listen to me being interviewed for a change while also getting exposed to another fantastic futurist podcast that I recommend highly. Hope you enjoy it but, either way, do let me know. 😉<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/UVmCYa_-3-0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2018
Jonathan Taplin on Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy
Jonathan Taplin is the Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. If that is not enough to make him a worthy guest of Singularity.FM then let me add that [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/iGNlxYv4EXc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2018
Entrepreneurial Activist Joi Ito on Whiplash and the MIT Media Lab
Joi Ito is just one of those people who simply don&#8217;t fit a mold. Any mold. He is an entrepreneur who is an activist. He is an academic without a degree. He is a leader who follows. He is a teacher who listens. And an interlocutor who wants you to disagree [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/TACIVCqfku4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 05, 2018
Quid and Primer Founder Sean Gourley: If You Don’t Own the Algorithm, the Algorithm Owns You
It was all the way back in 2013 when Sean Gourley published a blog post titled Prediction just is a parlor trick. Manipulation is much more interesting. In it he wrote: “The 2012 election will ultimately go down as the ‘prediction’ election (aka the Nate Silver election), 2016 may well be [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/oefUmCphykU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 21, 2018
Transhumanist Party Chairman Gennady Stolyarov II: Death is Wrong and Life is Right
Transhumanism is a growing social and philosophical movement with more and more people becoming aware of and sympathetic to it. In fact, in the last couple of years, transhumanism has gone political with new transhumanist parties emerging in the UK and the United States. And, since I have already argued [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/PIGwuh_vKpU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2018
Sci-Fi Great PJ Manney on (ID)Entity and Weaponizing Narrative: Everyone has a voice. Use it!
PJ Manney is an award-winning science fiction writer interested in transhumanism, empathy, story-telling and the future of humanity. Her latest book (ID)entity is a can&#8217;t-put-it-down action-packed mind-uploading/downloading world-crashing the-Empire-Strikes-Back of a masterpiece. The book depicts vividly the dangers of monetizing and weaponizing narrative, which is what companies such as Cambridge Analytica do. And so [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/5PkOOzsQzvY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 24, 2018
Futurist David Wood on Transcending Politics: A Better Politics is Beckoning Us Forward
&#8220;There’s no escape: the journey to a healthier society inevitably involves politics.&#8221; This is how well-known futurist David Wood starts his most recent book Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future. And so I thought I&#8217;d bring him back on Singularity.FM to share with us how exactly is it he [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/lltKXTUtDpk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 16, 2018
Bill Nye the Science Guy: We Can Solve The World’s Problems
Bill Nye &#8211; the Science Guy, was the science educator to a whole generation not only in the United States but also in Canada and the rest of the English-speaking world. He was among a handful of TV celebrities who made science cool, interesting and fun. But most of all, Bill [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/6ZHjZ4PDlUE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2017
Jose Cordeiro on Longevity and Cryonics Summit: The World Will Be A Better Place Tomorrow
Jose Cordeiro, MBA, Ph.D., is an amazing person with endless supplies of energy and optimism. In fact, I have never met a more involved and proactive person than Dr. Cordeiro because he is literally always traveling across the world and is directly involved in a variety of cutting edge fields [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/-lpHVhbjSxU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2017
Lawrence Krauss on Singularity.FM: Keep on Asking Questions
Prof. Lawrence Krauss is a world-famous theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and activist against superstition whom I have dreamed of interviewing for years. So, when we finally booked the date, I feverishly spent a full week reading his last 2 books and watching 20+ hours of his past interviews and documentaries. Alas, I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ZMlaBkXHa4s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 14, 2017
“Conversations with the Future” Book Reading
A couple of weeks ago, during the last Transhumanist Meetup in Toronto, I did a Conversations with the Future book reading. Basically, I read my book&#8217;s foreword &#8211; the story of how I got to do what I do, as well as the book introduction &#8211; what my book is all about, and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/CW_phBb-rdk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2017
Angel Investor Matthew Le Merle on How to “Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era”
Matthew Le Merle is co-founder of Fifth Era and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital, which is the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Most recently, Le Merle is the author of a new book titled Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era: How to Prosper in an [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/6dY4LbUSd8c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2017
Nikola and Amish on their April Fool’s Prank: Serious about Comedy and Comedy about the Serious
Yesterday I did a Facebook Live session together with comedian Amish Patel where we talked about our April Fool&#8217;s Prank, got serious about comedy and did a little comedy about the serious. So, if you still haven&#8217;t seen my &#8220;interview&#8221; with &#8220;Dr. Amish Patel&#8221; on why the Universe is a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/As_EMLD74gw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 10, 2017
Dr. Amish Patel: The Universe is a Simulation and I Have the Proof
Do you fear we might live in a simulation? Well, I just had the unique privilege to interview Dr. Amish Patel, who not only argues passionately that the Universe is indeed a simulation but also shares for the very 1st time his groundbreaking proof that this is indeed the case. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/p0JWQ3yPmzI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 01, 2017
GoodAI CEO Marek Rosa on the General AI Challenge
Marek Rosa is the founder and CEO of Keen Software, an independent video game development studio. After the success of Keen Software game titles such as Space Engineers, Marek founded and funded GoodAI with a 10 million dollar personal investment thereby finally being able to pursue his lifelong dream of building [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/N_GMF3Owv6E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 04, 2017
Suzanne Gildert on Kindred AI: Non-Biological Sentiences are on the Horizon
Suzanne Gildert is a founder and CTO of Kindred AI &#8211; a company pursuing the modest vision of &#8220;building machines with human-like intelligence.&#8221; Her startup just came out of stealth mode and I am both proud and humbled to say that this is the first ever long-form interview that Suzanne has [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/l6AWgfxk6Uc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 05, 2016
Gerd Leonhard on Technology vs Humanity: The Future Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming
Gerd Leonhard is a musician, keynote speaker and futurist with over 300 clients, 1,500 engagements and over a million people of combined audience at venues across the world. Gerd is most recently the author of a brand new book titled Technology vs Humanity: The Coming Clash Between Man and Machine and, [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Bk6lPBY1Hls" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 19, 2016
Technology is NOT Enough!
I am tired of hearing that science and technology will save the world. It is almost the same as saying &#8220;Jesus will save you!&#8221; It evokes the very same passive quasi-religious hope that something or someone out there will magically solve all our problems, bring abundance in our lives, help [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/7cws7nQZG3o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2016
The Age of Em: Robin Hanson on Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth
The Age of Em by Robin Hanson is the best worst book I have read in a very long while. It is the best because Robin has a very effective, efficient and eloquent writing style and a personality to match it. Thus he is able to say utterly horrendous things [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/r8vNkE7EMnE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 13, 2016
On Thanksgiving I’m thankful for you! What are you thankful for?
It  is Canadian Thanksgiving long-weekend and I thought I&#8217;d take a couple of minutes to acknowledge and meditate upon some of the many things I am very thankful for. Check out the video for my short and very incomplete list. Now, what are you thankful for?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/DyjNEMWywK0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 08, 2016
Deconstructing Socrates and the Future of Singularity 1on1: Nikola Danaylov Gets Interviewed by Trevor Haldenby
Every once-in-a-while, it is a good thing to do a headstand and look at the world from a different perspective. In podcasting terms that would mean putting Socrates in the hotseat and making me answer questions, rather than let me hide in asking them. And I could&#8217;t think of a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/3K28dF8pec0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 02, 2016
Make or Break the Singularity 1on1: Crowdfunding Campaign is Live
&#160; Hi, I wanted to speak to you 1on1 today. So this is not a message for everybody but just for you. Yes you &#8211; my audience, my podcast listener, my YouTube viewer, my donor and moral supporter, my fellow geek and friend. And my reason for doing what I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/n0DHMuYkaMk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 25, 2016
Kevin Kelly on The Inevitable: 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Kevin Kelly has been a high profile maverick of both silicon valley and technology in general for the past 35 years. Some of his books have gained not just a best-seller status but a near-cult following in places like China. Popular personalities such as Tim Ferriss have called Kelly “the most [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Agw7TCQrCF0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2016
Nikola Danaylov and John Rennie on TRT World News: Are we nearing the Singularity?
Last Wednesday morning I and John Rennie participated in a very short televised debate for TRT World News titled &#8220;Are we nearing the Singularity?&#8221;. Now, I was totally green-screened, had no TV monitor to look at, my ear-piece &#8212; the only input of connecting with the host and my interlocutor [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/LDEh6gXjoEU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 08, 2016
Marcin Jakubowski on Open Source Ecology: From Mud Hut to Singularity in 1 Day
Some people are just outright unreasonable: they refuse to adapt to the world and, instead, try to adapt the world to themselves. Marcin Jakubowski is one of those crazy people who has been trying to open source a civilization starter kit from the ground up. Now, as we know, most [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/dlnDxtOiLPk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 29, 2016
Venture Capitalist Albert Wenger on Basic Income and World After Capital
Albert Wenger is a venture capitalist and partner at Union Square Ventures. He was the president of del.icio.us and oversaw the company’s sale to Yahoo eventually becoming investor in a number of companies such as Etsy, Tumblr and Twitter. Not only that but he is a venture capitalist who supports [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/XNWEZk52y20" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 17, 2016
Richard Jones on Against Transhumanism: the Delusion of Technological Transcendence
We often tend to ignore people and books that we have strong disagreement with. And yet, often times it is precisely those interactions that are very productive in helping us re-evaluate our own positions and see things from a fresh perspective. I find that, more often than not, confronting rather [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/bL-1tZU8cPQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 03, 2016
Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on AI and the Singularity
Jaan Tallinn, co-founder of Skype and Kazaa, got so famous in his homeland of Estonia that people named the biggest city after him. Well, that latter part may not be exactly true but there are few people today who have not used, or at least heard of, Skype or Kazaa. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/XUiMuehNYdk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2016
Spencer Wolf on his Mindbender Sci Fi Novel “After Mind”
Spencer Wolf is the award-winning author of After Mind, a mindbender of a science fiction novel about mind-uploading and AI that I just finished reading. When Spencer was a young child attending summer camp he would treat his home-sickness by programming late into the night on his massive TRS-80 personal computer, [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/kJUaTyb2mmU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 08, 2016
Richard Stallman on Free Software: Freedom is Worth the Inconvenience
Dr. Richard Stallman is an inductee of the internet hall of fame as well as the founder of the Free Software movement. In the words of Robert Grüning &#8220;Richard Stallman is like the Socrates of software, the money making colleagues are the sophists.&#8221; Another member of my audience said that Stallman [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/JRLrnLbkKVc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 01, 2016
Robert J. Sawyer on Quantum Night: There is nothing inherently unknowable
About 4 1/2 years ago I interviewed Robert J. Sawyer on his fantastic non-dystopian AI trilogy WWW. To this day people keep telling me it is one of my very best interviews ever. Unfortunately last time we spoke via Skype and had a pretty bad video connection. So I vowed [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/7RE2Iu4BtVQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 25, 2016
Stephen E. Arnold on Search Engines and Intelligence Gathering
Stephen E. Arnold is a specialist in on-line search, content processing and indexing. He is the author of seven books and monographs, including a trilogy on Google. Stephen is also the blogger behind Beyond Search and has previously worked for companies such as Halliburton Nuclear and Booz, Allen &#38; Hamilton [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/EXz48nJqUQE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2016
A Transhumanist Manifesto [Redux]
A Transhumanist Manifesto Preamble Intelligence wants to be free but everywhere is in chains. It is imprisoned by biology and its inevitable scarcity. Biology mandates not only very limited durability, death and poor memory retention, but also limited speed of communication, transportation, learning, interaction and evolution. Part I: Biology (w)as [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/_IMHymElbNM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 11, 2016
Hamlet’s Transhumanist Dilemma: Will Technology Replace Biology? [Redux]
To be, or not to be: that was the question back when Machines did not challenge the reign of men. Will technology replace biology: that is the question now When computers get exponentially smarter: why shouldn’t we bow? Thus the dilemma facing the human race Is about hardware and coding: [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/n_gIb9ISL0s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 01, 2016
Nick Gogerty on SolarCoin: “Think Networks and Adaptation”
Nick Gogerty is one of those people who wants to have his cake and eat it too &#8211; i.e. Nick is trying to make money while also doing good for the world. In fact, his latest venture &#8211; SolarCoin, may be focusing a lot more on the &#8220;making good&#8221; rather than [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/KAaCDuf7724" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 19, 2016
Calum Chace on Surviving AI
&#8220;AI is coming and it could be the best or the worst thing&#8221; was Calum Chace&#8216;s message at the end of my first interview with him. Since then Chace has written a non-fiction book on Surviving AI and, given that it is a matter of the survival of our species, I thought [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/rSneIe4P0VQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2016
Ex CIA Spook Robert Steele on Open Source Everything: Ethics is an Operating System
Robert Steele is a very interesting person indeed: in the 1980s Robert was a clandestine CIA agent who believed not only in secrecy but also in Reagan&#8217;s right-wing politics and trickle down economics. Today Steele is the author of The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust. So how does a former [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/FJIEYYldlnY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2016
Michael Fossel on Aging and the Telomerase Revolution
Dr. Michael Fossel is one of those few theoreticians who can see much of the big picture of aging. While some use mostly guesswork, and others hope to improve on that with logic, Fossel never shies away from the clear verdict that only data can give. Add his overwhelming compassion [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/0qs-BI7Ueug" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2016
BioViva CEO Liz Parrish on Becoming Gene Therapy Test Subject
Last time I interviewed BioViva CEO Liz Parrish I had no idea that she would make global headlines shortly thereafter by becoming a gene therapy test subject herself. And so I wanted to bring her back to discuss the kind of experiment she volunteered for, as well as the broad [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/rYC7P8_gGv8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2016
The Emperor Has No Clothes: Socrates Deconstructs Singularity University
Singularity University is not about the singularity and is not even a university. It is not about abundance and is not an exponential organization. Then what is Singularity University about?! Those are the claims I made and the questions I asked, and tried to address, during my recent presentation at [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/qADwrObVPJQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2015
Transhumanist Zoltan Istvan on His Presidential Campaign
Zoltan Istvan is the first unashamedly and unabashedly openly transhumanist presidential candidate in the history of the United States. His political campaign, his Immortality Bus Tour and his book the Transhumanist Wager, have managed to get a huge amount of global media coverage and stir a debate. For good or [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/yVIUxpB7DDA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2015
Unanimous AI CEO Dr. Louis Rosenberg on Human Swarming
How can humans ever hope to push back and delay the ever growing power of software based artificial intelligence? Well, Dr. Louis Rosenberg &#8211; founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, believes that human swarming may be able to amplify human intelligence and buy us some time, if not change the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/gxvq2ezAE4A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2015
DJ MacLennan on his Cryonics book “Frozen to Life”
To me cryonics just makes sense. It may not be pretty but, just like open heart surgery, it is one of those things that, without any guarantees, can possibly extend your life [very] substantially. Thus, especially given the alternative, I just can&#8217;t quite make sense of the slow rate of [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/uWdKlmRU8y4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2015
Dr. Michael Fratkin on Life, Death and Palliative Care
Whether we like it or not, the current reality is that every day 150,000 people die. And while I have no doubt that one day humanity will defeat death of old age, like anyone else, I am not guaranteed that I will be alive to benefit personally from such a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/viO5_hR40Jw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 19, 2015
Singularity University Global Ambassador Salim Ismail on Exponential Organizations
Salim Ismail is one of those very rare individuals who can be and look from both inside and outside of the box &#8211; all at the same time. Furthermore, Ismail is one the few Singularity 1on1 interviewees who have the uncanny ability to keep surprising me with challenging, provocative, enlightening [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/c8Og7oXr66U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2015
Roman Yampolskiy on Artificial Superintelligence
There are those of us who philosophize and debate the finer points surrounding the dangers of artificial intelligence. And then there are those who dare go in the trenches and get their hands dirty by doing the actual work that may just end up making the difference. So if AI [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/oDIhqpkey3g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 07, 2015
BioViva CEO Liz Parrish on Singularity 1on1: Gene Therapy is NOT a Monstrous Science
BioViva&#8216;s CEO Liz Parrish is a fire-starter and probably not everyone&#8217;s favorite person. But if your goal is as bold as defeating aging then you&#8217;ll have to break some eggs. And so feel as you might but I have to admit that Parrish is definitely one of my favorite people &#8211; not [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/vm7VW-SwfR8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2015
Marshall Brain on Singularity 1on1: We’re approaching humanity’s make or break period
Marshal Brain&#8216;s 2003 book Manna was quite ahead of its time in foreseeing that eventually, one way or another, we will have to confront and address the phenomenon of technological unemployment. In addition, Marshall is a passionate brainiac with a jovial personality, impressive background and a unique perspective. And so I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ucsbnucc3DE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2015
Jack Andraka on his Breakthrough and Changing the World
The first time I interviewed Jack Andraka he was the youngest guest ever on my Singularity 1on1 podcast. At 16 he already had a mind-blowing list of science awards and inventions, the most notable of which was his nanotechnology-based pancreatic cancer test. So when I discovered that Jack will be [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ZZGty44yVEs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2015
Ramez Naam on Apex, Science, Politics and Ethics
This is my fourth interview with Ramez Naam and the reason for that is simple: Ramez is a cool, smart guy, who writes kick-ass, gritty, action-packed and scientifically compelling science fiction novels as well as being a researcher in a variety of other fields such as human enhancement, the environment and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/PNXdXoPxsso" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 03, 2015
Nikola Danaylov on Review the Future Podcast: What Do Experts Think About the Singularity?
A few weeks ago I got interviewed on Review the Future podcast. Co-hosts Ted Kupper and Jon Perry did a great job in putting me on the spot and I enjoyed talking to them very much. So, if for once you are  interested in having me as &#8220;the man with the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/5bBje42Qg_g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2015
Martin Ford on Singularity 1on1: Technological Unemployment is an Issue We Need To Discuss
Technological unemployment is an issue that I have mentioned a few times during my past interviews. In fact, I would go as far as saying that it is at the bottom of the top 5 biggest problems humanity faces today. So while it may not be the very biggest issue [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/oZZCHmuSCzU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 13, 2015
PJ Manney on her sci fi novel (R)Evolution
I just finished reading PJ Manney&#8216;s brand new novel (R)Evolution. And, while I was prepared for a stimulating nanotechnology and brain-enhancement science fictional story, I also got an action packed, character-rich, twisting and intricate thriller with a very generous sprinkling of classic realpolitik. Add a realistic plot (and issues) which may well [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/L7b7UgjeQhI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 04, 2015
Miguel Nicolelis and Ronald Cicurel: The Singularity Isn’t Near and the Brain Can’t Be Simulated
The idea that man is a machine is an old one. And since the brain is a physical part of that machine it is often presumed that it can necessarily be simulated on a digital computer. But very little scientific scrutiny has been given on that presumption. The Relativistic Brain is [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/yB8weOZfrYY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2015
Emily Drabant Conley on Singularity 1on1: We are at the infancy of a genomic revolution
It has been almost 5 years since I originally published my 23andMe DNA Test review where I concluded that it was right for me. I also asked you to seriously consider if it may or may not be right for you too. And so, if you still have not considered the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Idto1bKVC8c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2015
Seth Godin on Singularity 1on1: Science Fiction is Really Important But Not Because It’s Right
Photo by Jill Greenberg There are 3 individuals who have had the most impact on what I’ve been doing for the past 5 years: Ray Kurzweil – who helped me to see deeper into the exponential growth and disruptive nature of technology; Seth Godin – who inspired me to pick [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/X5PGtHh9HbA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 08, 2015
Futurist David Wood on Transhumanism: Radical Change Lies Ahead
David Wood is the chair of London Futurists and on the Humanity+ board of directors. He is an eminent futurist whose valuable newsletter I myself have been subscribed to for several years now and so I was very happy that, at long last, we managed to sit down for a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/C5bXxqRCxu4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 26, 2015
Rick Tumlinson on Singularity 1on1: We are here to go there. Now go do something about it!
&#8220;Rick Tumlinson is the descendant of pioneers who wants to help create the future pioneers who are going to go open the Solar system and expand life beyond the Earth. That&#8217;s why I am here. The whole reason I exist is to make sure that this species and the life [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/LxAF4Zxkw8k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 19, 2015
Calum Chace on Pandora’s Brain: AI is Coming and It Could Be the Best or the Worst Thing
Pandora&#8217;s Brain is one of the most philosophical science fiction novels I have read recently. And since Calum Chace has been a valuable contributor to Singularity Weblog, as well as a great blogger with an interesting and diverse experience in his own right, I thought that he would make a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/qa5EA0Enk2Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2015
William Hertling on Singularity 1 on 1: Expose Yourself to a Diversity of Inputs!
This is my second interview with William Hertling. The first time we met was at Greg Bear&#8217;s house near Seattle where we did both a 1on1 interview and a fantastic science fiction panel together with our host and Ramez Naam. So I suggest you start by watching those videos if [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/K3atZW73F2Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 16, 2015
Marc Goodman on Future Crimes
Marc Goodman is not your typical street cop &#8211; he considers himself a humanitarian, he is super smart and well educated, he has worked in over 70 countries and speaks more languages that I can list here. Marc has worked for Interpol and is the Futurist for the FBI. If that is not [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/x8H1p5jydQQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 05, 2015
Dr. Michael Fossel: Compassion is the reason to reverse aging!
Michael Fossel&#8216;s dream is to reverse human aging and since 1996 he has been a strong and vocal advocate of experimenting with telomerase therapy as a potential way of intervention in a wide variety of medical conditions related to aging. Fossel is also one of those unique people who are [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/cKukWsN0Q3o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2014
David Ettinger on Singularity 1 on 1: Take Steps and Be Prepared!
During my recent visit to the Cryonics Institute I had the chance to do a video tour of CI and learn more about their vitrification procedures and membership policies. I also had the unique opportunity to interview David Ettinger, whose father Robert Ettinger is the &#8220;father of cryonics&#8221; because he pretty much [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Y20ZS2lF5z8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 13, 2014
Greg Bear, Ramez Naam and William Hertling on the Singularity
This is the concluding sci fi round-table discussion of my Seattle 1-on-1 interviews with Ramez Naam, William Hertling and Greg Bear. The video was recorded last November and was produced by Richard Sundvall, shot by Ian Sun and generously hosted by Greg and Astrid Bear. (Special note of thanks to Agah [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Rd-xOEm9s8Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2014
Greg Bear on Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is the Secular Apotheosis
Greg Bear is truly one of the masters of classic science fiction &#8211; he has written over 35 books, that have sold millions of copies, and have been translated in 22 languages. No wonder I was not only immensely excited but also pretty nervous while preparing to interview him face [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/cYqy2epf900" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2014
Danko Nikolic on Singularity 1 on 1: Practopoiesis Tells Us Machine Learning Isn’t Enough!
If there&#8217;s ever been a case when I just wanted to jump on a plane and go interview someone in person, not because they are famous but because they have created a totally unique and arguably seminal theory, it has to be Danko Nikolic. I believe Danko&#8217;s theory of Practopoiesis [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/5-_929EUe3I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2014
Hannu Rajaniemi on his Quantum Thief Trilogy
Hannu Rajaniemi is a Ph. D. in string theory and fellow SU alumni best known  for his popular science fiction trilogy The Quantum Thief [Jean Le Flambeur]. His work has risen to prominence both because of its own merits but also because of the legend surrounding his signing up with [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/FAD7Lvu1fMM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2014
Jerome C. Glenn on Singularity 1 on 1: Science is an epistemology in the house of philosophy
Jerome C. Glenn is co-founder and Director of The Millennium Project and I had great fun talking to him during our first interview. But it has been over two years since our previous conversation and so, when Jason Ganz reminded me that the latest State of the Future report has been [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/zcjfR8lWAiU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 19, 2014
Singularity 1 on 1: Jonathan Mugan on The Curiosity Cycle
Jonathan Mugan is not only a computer scientist specializing in machine learning and AI but also a father of three and the author of The Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion. Since this is one of the few good books on the topic that I am [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/uWudgmopa78" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 12, 2014
Arthur Traviss Corry on Singularity 1 on 1: Give Bitcoin a Try!
I have often felt that being located in Toronto, Canada puts me at a bit of a disadvantage with respect to having a futuristic high-tech blog and podcast. Living in Silicon Valley or New York [or a number of cities in Asia and Europe] appears to make it easier to stay [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/EmzzmDIDJMo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 31, 2014
Bill Andrews on Singularity 1 on 1: Ageing is not going to cure itself!
Some will say that Bill Andrews is totally crazy &#8211; at 61 he runs an average of 10 miles per day and at least one 100 mile marathon per month. He also wants to &#8220;Cure Ageing or Die Trying&#8221;. No wonder Bill is one of the 2 main protagonists of a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/MtK8Cxc6qYY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 01, 2014
Jeremy Rifkin on Zero Marginal Cost and the Decline of Capitalism
Jeremy Rifkin is a social activist, economist, futurist and best-selling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His books have been translated into more than thirty five languages and are being used in hundreds of universities, corporations and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/XWmj_397bjA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 29, 2014
The Immortalists: David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg on Singularity 1 on 1
In my opinion The Immortalists is a the most frank, open-minded and uniquely personal documentary about life-extension in general and Aubrey de Grey and Bill Andrews, in particular. I was privileged to attend its international premiere during the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto, Canada and instantly knew that I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/A1qsv2R9ck8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 24, 2014
Michio Kaku: Science is the Engine of Prosperity!
Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, Dr. Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything. You will not be [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/kBNr59PKNY0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2014
Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum is a Decentralized Consensus Platform
Digital  crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin are the singularity of money and, after spending some time educating myself, I have turned from a skeptic into a fan. If you are not familiar with the topic then I suggest that you start with my interview with Andreas Antonopoulos. In that conversation we lay down [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/XgKD0FGorq0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2014
Stuart Armstrong: The future is going to be wonderful [If we don’t get whacked by the existential risks]
Stuart Armstrong is a James Martin research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford where he looks as issues such as existential risks in general and Artificial Intelligence in particular. Stuart is also the author of Smarter Than Us: The Rise of Machine Intelligence and, after participating in a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/SGPiSbys4nE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 27, 2014
Steven Kotler: Flow is the doorway to more that most of us seek!
This is my second interview with Steven Kotler. Last time we discussed Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think &#8211; the book Steven co-wrote with Peter Diamandis. This time we are here to discuss reaching our optimum state of performance or what many of us call Flow. During our conversation [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/evPDo0FdYNY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 20, 2014
Ed Boyden on Singularity 1 on 1: Let’s Bring Engineers into Studying the Brain
The first time I met Prof. Ed Boyden was at last year&#8217;s Global Future 2045 conference in New York. There I was highly impressed with Boyden&#8217;s impressive work in neuroscience in general and optogenetics in particular, as well as the profound implications it would have on our ability to understand [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/bPjBE171NaM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 06, 2014
Peter Voss on Singularity 1 on 1 [Part 2]: There is nothing more important and exciting than building AGI
Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral philosophy and artificial general intelligence. Given how quickly our first interview went by, I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/psG5nC3SzZ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 04, 2014
Andreas Antonopoulos on Singularity 1 on 1: “Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!”
Andreas Antonopoulos is arguably the face of bitcoin because he is probably the most prolific interviewee as well as the most publicly recognized expert in the field of crypto-currency. To top it off, Andreas is extremely eloquent, has an impressively broad spectrum of knowledge and is an admitted disruptarian. I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/424Z9aUHcrk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 23, 2014
Peter Voss on Singularity 1 on 1: Having more intelligence will be good for mankind!
Peter Voss is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer, scientist and AI researcher. He is a rather interesting and unique individual not only because of his diverse background and impressive accomplishments but also because of his interest in moral philosophy and artificial intelligence. I have been planning to interview Voss for a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/cwNx152SRwk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2014
Breaking News: ByoLogyc CEO Chet Getram on the BRX Virus Outbreak
Emerging reports suggest that the BRX virus has already infected thousands of people. ByoLogyc &#8211; the company whose product is linked to the outbreak, has set up a mobile decontamination and vaccination facility in the heart of Toronto. Even though I usually don&#8217;t do any breaking news field-reporting, in this particularly [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ivzZOPr3rbE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 01, 2014
Ted Chu on Singularity 1 on 1: The time has come to set a higher goal!
Ted Chu is a professor of economics and former chief economist for General Motors. Most recently, Dr. Chu is the author of Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution. In my opinion Ted&#8217;s book is absolutely profound in the way it draws upon a dazzling [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/jsvBWR9ANQA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2014
William Hertling on Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity is closer than it appears!
William Hertling is a rather recent science fiction discovery of mine and the author of award-winning novels Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall. William has written several plausible scenarios for the technological singularity that were so engaging and compelling that, as [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/_zz1Mekrvqc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 07, 2014
Peering into Our Future’s Black Hole: AI, Transhumanism and the End of Humanity
These are the videos of my presentation at the 2014 Podcamp Toronto. This year I decided that it is best not to speak about podcasting but rather focus on issues familiar to readers of Singularity Weblog &#8211; artificial intelligence, transhumanism and the technological singularity. The session was intended to provide [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/gdPySj6Pk1c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 04, 2014
Grady Booch: Enjoy the beauty of what you’re doing but also take responsibility!
Grady Booch is an IBM fellow, best-selling author, software engineer, geek, philosopher, storyteller, entrepreneur and former US air-force serviceman, who used to work on the secret space shuttle military program. If his bio is not enough to make you watch the interview on its own, let me just add that [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/7N29nPxtL4c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 28, 2014
Hiroshi Ishiguro on Singularity 1 on 1: Technology is a way to understand what is human!
I first met Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro at last year&#8217;s GF2045 conference in New York. Dr. Ishiguro is known around the world for his android, geminoid and telenoid robots and I have been trying to get him on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast ever since we met. At last, last [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/-PTS-P0I1J8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2014
Alexander Hayes on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s a shift in humanity, not in technology!
Alexander Hayes is an Australian researcher and PhD candidate investigating the social implications of augmented reality technologies such as Google Glass. I met Hayes during last year&#8217;s ISTAS13 conference in Toronto and the consequent UAV Drones: Pros vs Cons symposium, where he was one of the key organizers. During the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/PFZNU7pqpBI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 21, 2014
Bre Pettis on Singularity 1 on 1: Take your passion and apply a MakerBot to it!
Bre Pettis is the charismatic founder and CEO of MakerBot &#8211; one of the most disruptive companies ushering in a revolution in personal manufacturing. If you ever heard of or want to know more about the latest in 3D printing then you have to know about Bre and MakerBot. And [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/NR4l44KESh8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 19, 2014
Gabor Forgacs: We live in a time when it is really difficult to say “This is impossible!”
The first time I saw Dr. Gabor Forgacs was at last year&#8217;s fantastic Idea City conference in Toronto and, after his passionate presentation on bio-printed suffering-free leather, I knew that I will have to find a way to get him on my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. Dr. Forgacs is [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Iny78pFrpKw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2014
Steve Omohundro: It’s Time To Envision Who We Are And Where We Want To Go
Steve Omohundro is a scientist, professor, author, and entrepreneur who has a Ph.D. in physics but has spent decades studying intelligent systems and artificial intelligence. His research into the basic &#8220;AI Drives&#8221; was featured in James Barrat’s recent book Our Final Invention and has been generating international interest. And so [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/vZmb8nimKf0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2014
Ramez Naam: The Future Isn’t Set In Stone!
This is the first out of a series of 3 sci fi round-table interviews with Ramez Naam, William Hertling and Greg Bear that I did last November in Seattle. It was produced by Richard and Tatyana Sundvall and generously hosted by Greg and Astrid Bear. [Special thanks to our cinematographer [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/-DxbqE5DLxw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 20, 2014
Venture Capitalist Brad Feld: Be Optimistic!
Brad Feld is an entrepreneur and a popular popular blogger. He is also the author of The Startup Series of books such as Startup Life. But Brad is best known for being a unique type of a technology Venture Capitalist who has invested in more than 200 different companies throughout [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/BwiGBlgEcDI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2014
Without You There Will Be No Singularity Weblog!
Today I just want to take a minute and say &#8220;Thank You!&#8221; Thank you, because without you there will be no Singularity Weblog. Thank you, because without you there will be no Singularity 1 on 1. Thank you, because without you I can call myself neither a blogger nor a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/aSmz3vz4Vsk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2013
Bruce Duncan on Terasem’s Lifenaut Project: Be The Author of Your Own Story
Last October I traveled to Vermont to visit the Terasem Movement Foundation and speak to its managing director Bruce Duncan. I first met Bruce at the Idea City conference in Toronto where he shared the stage together with Bina 48. Needless to say I was impressed by both of them [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/rTt8vmDGuYQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2013
Godfrey Reggio on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are in the Cyborg State!
Godfrey Reggio is an inventor of a film style which creates poetic images of extraordinary emotional impact for audiences worldwide. Reggio is prominent in the film world for his Qatsi trilogy &#8211; Koyaanisqatsi: Live Out of Ballance, Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation, and Naqoyqatsi: Life as War, essays of visual images and sound which [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/J9iuvHehiWA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 11, 2013
Frank J. Tipler: The Laws of Physics Say The Singularity is Inevitable!
Dr. Frank J. Tipler is a physicist and cosmologist perhaps best known for concepts such as the Omega Point or The Cosmological Singularity. He is a professor of mathematical physics at Tulane University and the author of books such as The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, The Physics of Immortality and The [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/b9-9xvCRkM0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 29, 2013
Bulletproof Exec Dave Asprey on BioHacking
Dave Asprey is founder of The Bulletproof Executive as well as a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 15 years and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. He lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, upgraded his brain by more than 20 IQ points, and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ritu_OQdc6E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 22, 2013
David Pearce on Singularity 1 on 1: Give Up Eating Meat!
David Pearce is a British utilitarian philosopher who promotes what he calls The Hedonistic Imperative. David is also a co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association and a vegan who argues that we (or our future posthuman descendants) have a responsibility not only to avoid cruelty to animals within human society [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/QAp3UeXNfKc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2013
Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!
Dr. Noam Chomsky is a famed linguist, political activist, prolific author and recognized public speaker, who has spent the last 60 years living a double life &#8211; one as a political activist and another as a linguist. His activism allegedly made him the US government&#8217;s public enemy number one. As [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/6yMz7DVCER0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 05, 2013
James Barrat on Our Final Invention
For 20 years James Barrat has created documentary films for National Geographic, the BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel and public television. In 2000, during the course of his career as a film-maker, James interviewed Ray Kurzweil and Arthur C. Clarke. The latter interview not only transformed entirely Barrat&#8217;s views on artificial [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/rN29amxNbpI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 01, 2013
Dr. Stuart Hameroff: Consciousness is More than Computation!
Dr. Stuart Hameroff is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. Together with British quantum physicist Sir Roger Penrose, Hameroff is the co-author of the controversial Orch OR model of consciousness. I first met Dr. Hameroff at the recent [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/GG0xAxHKV-s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2013
Natasha Vita-More on Whole Body Prosthetic
It has been almost two months since I&#8217;ve had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Natasha Vita-More at her family house in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vita-More has been at the fore-front for several decades and her projects such as Primo Post Human have lead the NY Times to call her &#8220;the first female philosopher of [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/_HFOwGqMxv8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2013
Robert Scoble: Stop Resisting the Future!
Robert Scoble is a Liaison officer for Rack Space, social media phenomenon, technology pundit with huge following, a journalist who has done thousands of interviews and a man who &#8220;always tries to have the front row seat on technology.&#8221; Needless to say, I was very happy to have Scoble on [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/MmkLPR5lf1M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2013
Stelarc: We Are in a Time of Circulating Flesh!
Stelarc is a world renown body installation visual artist who has pushed the boundaries with his performances for more than four decades. His art has extruded the body beyond its physical limitations and created strong reactions around the world. Though strictly speaking he doesn&#8217;t consider himself to be a transhumanist, he [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/S-e_8cRmhkI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 25, 2013
Geordie Rose: Machine Learning is Progressing Faster Than You Think
Dr. Geordie Rose is a founder and Chief Technology Officer at D-Wave Computers. I met Geordie at the IdeaCity conference in Toronto where he made an impassioned presentation about D-Wave and quantum computing. Needless to say, as soon as Dr. Rose stoped speaking I rushed to ask him for an interview. As [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/O3xJ1vdL8_o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2013
Roman Yampolskiy: Every Technology Has Both Negative and Positive Effects!
Roman V. Yampolskiy is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Director at the Cybersecurity Lab of the University of Louisville. He is also an alumnus of Singularity University (GSP2012) and a visiting fellow of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Dr. Yampolskiy is a well known researcher with a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/MSg6lHlQr6A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 15, 2013
Joseph Carvalko: Have Confidence To Reach Beyond!
Joseph Carvalko is a lawyer with many decades of experience who bravely sued the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States for deserting a POW in Korea. Carvalko is also an engineer and inventor with 10 patents in fields spanning bio-medicine, electronics and the financial services. Joseph [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/z8KW-BjUcUM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 12, 2013
My Video Tour of Alcor and Interview with CEO Max More
Last month I had the privilege of visiting Max More at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Alcor is a non-profit organization founded in 1972 and located in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology. [Cryonics is the science of using ultra-cold temperature to [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/8W2xkmNDucU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 08, 2013
Peter Joseph: We Are All Subjected To The Same Natural Law System
Peter Joseph is a musician, film-maker and social activist best known as the man behind the Zeitgeist film trilogy and the founder of the Zeitgeist movement. Peter&#8217;s films have become a counter-culture phenomenon on the internet and have had millions of views.  He has not shied away from controversy and has [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/syHnZC9pr44" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 31, 2013
Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian: We have to protect privacy globally or we protect it nowhere!
This Wednesday I was very privileged to interview Dr. Ann Cavoukian. Dr. Cavoukian is the information and privacy commissioner of the province of Ontario (Canada) as well as the creator and foremost global champion of the privacy by design philosophy. She has been one of the most vocal proponents of [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/hlhkJE8A3u0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 26, 2013
Nigel Ackland: Ordinary…Extraordinary – Life with a Bionic Arm
Nigel Ackland claims he is an ordinary man. But, after seeing the emotional impact he had on the audience at GF2045, I have to disagree with him. His speech titled Ordinary&#8230; Extraordinary. Life with a Bionic Arm was in my view by far the most moving of all the conference [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ogd9JB0qi7M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 15, 2013
Marvin Minsky: The Turing Test is a Joke!
Marvin Minsky is often called the Father of Artificial Intelligence and I have been looking for an opportunity to interview him for years. I was hoping that I will finally get my chance at the GF2045 conference in NY City. Unfortunately, Prof. Minsky had bronchitis and consequently had to speak [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/sKKwZl_dQvw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2013
Socrates Gets Interviewed on the Futurology Podcast
A few weeks ago I got interviewed on the Futurology Podcast. During my one hour conversation with show host Jason Peffley we discuss a number of topics such as: how I got to do blogging and podcasting; my time and take on Singularity University in particular and education in general; [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/eldO839uKC8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2013
Thad Starner on Google Glass: Reduce the Time Between Intention and Action
Thad Starner is a wearable computing pioneer who coined the term &#8220;augmented reality&#8221; and a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a technical lead on Google Glass &#8211; a self-contained wearable computer. And so I was very excited to interview Prof. Starner for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/NBKbaLYbK14" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 09, 2013
Daryl Oster: Evacuated Tube Transport Will Bring Space Travel on Earth
Daryl Oster is an inventor and engineer who wants to bring space travel to Earth. The idea is called ET3 &#8211; Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies. Oster is the CEO of ET3 and his company &#8220;uses an open consortium business model to share information resulting in co-operative benefits.&#8221; The goal is nothing less [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Ne1DXwf1IGI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 24, 2013
Chris Lewicki on Space: Stop Reading About It And Start Doing It!
Chris Lewicki is the president and Chief Asteroid Miner at Planetary Resources &#8211; the first company that plans to locate and mine asteroids for water and precious metals. The company is backed by a number of billionaires and space enthusiasts such as director James Cameron, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, X Prize [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/PNFdSTAIe04" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 13, 2013
Chris Hables Gray on AI and the Singularity: We Need Strong Citizenship!
Prof. Chris Hables Gray is someone whose work on both war and the cyborg is a must read for anyone interested in those topics. I have followed Gray&#8217;s work for over 10 years and have read at least 3 of his books. So when I discovered that Chris will be [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/5F51zIYMp7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2013
Ori Inbar: Augmented Reality Will Change Every Aspect of Life and Work
Ori Inbar developed a passion for augmented reality (AR) ever since he realized that it will change every aspect of life and work we can think of. This realization has motivated him to become an industry start-up entrepreneur, a founder of a not-for-profit organization, an event organizer and a recognized [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/frMRKIM_oEs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2013
Jacque Fresco: Apply the Methods of Science to the Social System!
Jacque Fresco is a futurist, inventor, social engineer, visionary and technician, best known for the Venus Project. In his Future By Design documentary about Fresco&#8217;s life and ideas,  Emmy winning filmmaker William Gazecki called the 97-year-old Jacque &#8220;a modern day Da Vinci.&#8221; Others have called him &#8220;a new Buckminster Fuller.&#8221; Now, I have to [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/4jKNlV701r8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2013
Zero State Founder Amon Kalkin on Singularity 1 on 1: Reject Apathy!
Amon Kalkin is a cognitive scientist, electronic artist and founder of Zero State. He is 40 years old, born in New Zealand and living in the UK, where he spends his time raising a young family and gardening when he isn&#8217;t working to create a sphere of influence for positive futurist values. During my [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/5QruhOZqw-E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 06, 2013
Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager Is A Choice We’ll All Have To Make
While I personally loved the first half of The Transhumanist Wager and disliked much of the second, I am convinced that the novel is a must read for anyone interested in the future of our civilization. In my view the novel is full of interesting and controversial contradictions. For example, on [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/3BWkdvQ90YE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 28, 2013
Natasha Vita-More on Singularity 1 on 1: The Transhumanist Reader – The Story Behind The Book
Transhumanism is both misunderstood and feared. Ignorant people with an ideological agenda have gone as far as labeling it &#8220;the most dangerous idea.&#8221; Thus a comprehensive book &#8211; a Transhumanist Reader, documenting both the origins and the current state of transhumanist thought has been long needed. So, when I discovered [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/FpoBSz03EGk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 19, 2013
Will Crockett on Singularity 1 on 1: Hybrid Photography is the Future, DSLR’s are the Past!
Will Crockett is a photo innovator and web TV personality. He has more than 30 years as a commercial photographer with clients like Pfizer, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, Cadbury, United Airlines, TIME magazine and the US Pentagon. Crocket is also the man behind DiscoverMirrorless.com and ShootSmarter.com as well as a prototype [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/e9yHQBC6i0Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2013
Matthew Putman on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Be Intimidated To Jump Into The Future
Matthew Putman is the most eclectic guest I have had on Singularity 1 on 1. Matthew is a PhD in applied mathematics and engineering, Professor at Columbia University, a Thiel fellowship mentor, entrepreneur, poet, jazz pianist, inventor holding patents in nano-imaging, film and theater producer and a cancer survivor. After [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/odwTAQ9xaps" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 12, 2013
James D. Miller on Singularity 1 on 1: Prepare for a Smarter World
James D. Miller is a professor of economics and, most recently, the author of Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World. James is the second economist on Singularity 1 on 1 and he respects and agrees with much of Robin Hanson&#8216;s conclusions. In my [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/_kpkfM6lhg4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 10, 2013
Socrates at Newtonbrook Secondary School: Be Unreasonable!
Yesterday I went to speak to a class of grade 12 students from the Newtonbrook Secondary School in Toronto. I have been looking forward to this opportunity to challenge and be challenged by the next generation of bright young minds, and was not going to be prevented from going there, [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/2Ap-WZoxIrY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 28, 2013
15 Steps Towards Your Podcasting Success: Socrates At Podcamp Toronto 2013
Yesterday I spoke at this year&#8217;s edition of the annual Podcamp Toronto at Ryerson University. Since people often ask me for tips on podcasting, I decided to record my presentation so that it is always available to anyone interested in knowing how I started or what in my view are [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/j3MzfqU6nAQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2013
Ayesha Khanna on Singularity 1 on 1: Take Education Into Your Own Hands!
Ayesha Khanna is the co-founder of the Hybrid Reality Institute and co-author of Hybrid Reality book for Kindle. During my Singularity 1 on 1 interview with Ayesha Khanna we discuss a variety of topics such as: women and technology; whether men are from Mars and women from Venus; her book Hybrid Reality [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Cpyxaff9DVQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 23, 2013
Robin Hanson on Singularity 1 on 1 (part 2): Social Science or Extremist Politics in Disguise?!
My second interview with economist Robin Hanson was by far the most vigorous debate ever on Singularity 1 on 1. I have to say that I have rarely disagreed more with any of my podcast guests before. So, why do I get so fired up about Robin&#8217;s ideas you may [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/20gnzxuqXFo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2013
Christine Peterson on Singularity 1 on 1: Join Us to Push the Future in a Positive Direction
Christine Peterson is not only the co-founder and past president of the Foresight Institute for Nanotechnology but also the person credited with coining the term open source software. More recently her interests have evolved to include longevity and life extension technologies and she is currently the CEO of Health Activator. During [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/MBeCplFnW1o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 13, 2013
George Church on Singularity 1 on 1: Inactivity and Complacency Are The Most Dangerous Ideas
Dr. &#8220;George Church is one of the most brilliant scientists in the world,&#8221; says Steven Pinker on the front cover of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves. Regenesis is the recent book that Church wrote together with Ed Regis, where the authors &#8220;imagine a future in which [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/JzGDoOStY6I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 09, 2013
Doug Wolens on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s Ultimately Up To You
Today my guest is Doug Wolens. Doug is the lawyer-turned-documentarian whose most recent film is The Singularity. I have to say that neither Doug nor his film are what I expected. To paraphrase and add to one of the other iTunes film reviewers &#8211; what I was expecting was &#8220;Wohooo! Singularity!&#8221; But [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/tVwrdZlGEes" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2013
Robin Hanson on Singularity 1 on 1: Details Matter… And For That You Need Social Science
Robin Hanson is not just a well known economist with seminal work in prediction markets. He is also a physicist, philosopher and AI researcher. Besides being a polyglot he is also an extremely likable fellow and both of those make him very hard to argue against. Add up the fact that [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/QJPwmTMk--A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 02, 2013
Socrates on the Wow Signal Podcast: Be Unreasonable!
I know how hard it is start a podcast. So when budding podcasters ask me for an interview, I am always looking for reasons to say &#8220;Yes.&#8221; This is a re-post of my month-old interview for the Wow Signal Podcast recently started by Paul Carr. Since this is only the 3rd episode ever, the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/c0W1RhwVHw4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2013
Bob McDonald on Singularity 1 on 1: Follow Your Dreams!
Bob McDonald is the national science correspondent and popular host of CBC&#8217;s radio show Quirks and Quarks. If you are Canadian it is virtually impossible that you have not seen or heard him on TV or radio for the past 30+ years. If you are not, then, you will be [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ISoVqo6gfsM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 26, 2013
Chris Eliasmith on Singularity 1 on 1: We Have Not Yet Learned What The Brain Has To Teach Us!
Prof. Chris Eliasmith is currently the director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience at University of Waterloo and the team-leader behind SPAUN &#8211; the brain simulation project that recently made news around the world. So, when I discovered that Eliasmith&#8217;s lab is just over an hour worth of driving from my [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/T_7qsNj5xRc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 21, 2013
Ken Hayworth on Singularity 1 on 1: Brain Preservation is the Logical Lifeboat
Ken Hayworth is the president of the Brain Preservation Foundation and a strong proponent of chemical brain preservation. During my Singularity 1 on 1 interview with Ken we talk about a variety of topics such as: his background in electron-microscopy and how he got interested in it; the motivation behind [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/hALXHeywxuk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2013
Jack Andraka on Singularity 1 on 1: The Internet Is Not A Distraction
Jack Andraka is the miracle whiz kid that came up with a totally unique pancreatic cancer detection test that takes 5 minutes to administer, costs 3 cents, is non-invasive, has been 100% accurate in blind trials, is 168 times faster and 26,000 times cheaper than the current gold standard. During [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/edgrdi252yM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 12, 2013
Ramez Naam on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are The Ones Who Create The Future
This is the second time that I interview Ramez Naam for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. Last time we talked about Naam&#8217;s interesting background, professional experience and award-winning book More Than Human.  During our second conversation with Ramez we talk mainly about his novel Nexus: Mankind Gets an Upgrade. We [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/WkQH7YBqZjM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 05, 2013
Lincoln Cannon on Singularity 1 on 1: Are Science and Religion Mutually Exclusive or Complementary?
Lincoln Cannon is not only a software engineer with degrees in philosophy and business but also the president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. In my first interview with him we talked about the compatibility between Mormonism and Transhumanism. In this special edition of Singularity 1 on 1 we debate whether science and religion are mutually exclusive [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/hKMHRME1KUg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 28, 2012
Gary Marcus on Singularity 1 on 1: How do we bridge the mind with the brain?!…
Gary Marcus is not only a professor in psychology but also a computer scientist, programmer, AI researcher and best selling author. He recently wrote a critical article titled Ray Kurzweil&#8217;s Dubious New Theory of Mind that was publsihed by The New Yorker. After reading his blog post I thought that it will be [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/XZ-2cuB8dj0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 22, 2012
Lincoln Cannon on Singularity 1 on 1: Reach Out To Religious Transhumanists
Lincoln Cannon is one of those people who break the mold. He is not only a software engineer with degrees in philosophy and business but also the president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. So if, like me, you thought that Mormon Transhumanism is an oxymoron, you should put your presumptions [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/X3cZbc42LSo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2012
FastForward Radio by The Speculist Puts Socrates In The Spot
Last Night I did a one hour interview for FastForward Radio by the Speculist. During our conversation with hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon I covered a few topics such as the personal story behind the start of SingularitySymposium.com, SingularityWeblog.com and Singularity1on1.com. I also talked about technology in general and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/m-asnWBupyw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 06, 2012
David Brin: What’s Important Isn’t Me. And It Isn’t You. It’s Us!
David Brin is not only a PhD in astro-physics but also an award winning, best selling science fiction author, perhaps best known for his uplift series of novels and, most recently, Existence. Originally, I was supposed to interview Brin in the summer. Unfortunately, I got a concussion the day before and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Si0pP3edaO4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2012
Jamais Cascio on Singularity 1 on 1: You Matter! Your Choices Make A Difference.
Jamais Cascio is one of the worlds top 100 thinkers according to Foreign Policy. He writes and speaks on a variety of topics from technology and global warming, to war, nuclear proliferation, ethics and sustainable development.  Thus my goal was to discuss most of those topics for, in one way [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/JJeW-nJ8NZg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2012
Tracy R. Atkins: Don’t Wait For The Singularity, Change The World For The Better Today
Tracy R. Atkins is not only a contributor to Singularity Weblog but also the author of a brand new singularity book titled Aeternum Ray. Aeternum Ray is rather unique because it is openly and whole-heartedly utopian in character. It is written in the epistolary literary tradition of classic science fiction [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/8rG8kJUctKY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2012
James Hughes on Singularity 1 on 1: Interrogate and Engage the World
Dr. James Hughes is not only the executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) but also a well known book author and transhumanist. I enjoyed having him on the show and will probably ask him to come back. During our conversation with Dr. Hughes we cover [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/2YNCZIaaLoo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2012
Marco Santini on Singularity 1 on 1: There Is A Lot Of Space For Rational Optimism
The first time that I looked at the The Alpha Centauri Project by Marco Santini, I was struck by the book&#8217;s dedication: To he who explores new horizons, because knowledge doesn’t have limits, to he who tries new ways, because dreams become reality, to he who pursues brotherhood, because peace is [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/jz6sQVdymzU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 08, 2012
Ray Kurzweil on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Who You Would Like To Be
Ray Kurzweil&#8216;s impact on my life in general but especially on what I have been doing for the past 3 or 4 years is hard to exaggerate. It is a simple fact that, if I haven’t read his seminal book The Singularity is Near, I would be neither blogging nor podcasting [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/9RtjAiD4lpo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 13, 2012
Cory Doctorow on Singularity 1 on 1: The Singularity Is A Progressive Apocalypse
Cory Doctorow is one of my all time most favorite science fiction writers. So it is no surprise I had so much fun interviewing him. I don&#8217;t know how he does it, but Cory is one of those rare individuals who can juggle successfully being a father, an avid reader, a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/p_9YW5acCz4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2012
Transhumanism 101 with Natasha Vita-More
Transhumanism is both misunderstood and feared. Ignorant people with an ideological agenda have gone as far as labeling it &#8220;the most dangerous idea.&#8221; I thought that it is time to bring some basic intellectual clarity on the topic and who is better prepared to help us do that but “the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/EVRu_T2N5sg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2012
Intel’s Futurist Brian David Johnson: Don’t Let The Future Happen To You!
&#8220;When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.&#8221; [John M. Richardson, Jr.] Brian David Johnson &#8211; Intel&#8216;s futurist and principal engineer with 25 patents behind his back, is without any doubt [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/FPw6KIGkgZs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2012
Giulio Prisco on Singularity 1 on 1: The End Is Not The End
Giulio Prisco is an Italian information technology virtual reality consultant, as well as a writer, futurist, and transhumanist. Formerly a senior manager in the European Space Agency, Prisco is a physicist and computer scientist who started his career at CERN. Giulio is an avid advocate of cryonics. He is also a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/A7AXPOb8AE8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 25, 2012
Jerome C. Glenn on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are Winning More Than We Are Losing!
Jerome C. Glenn is co-founder and Director of The Millennium Project. He is well known for inventing the Futures Wheel technique and, among many other things, is also the primary author on their annual state of the future report and editor of futures research methodology. Thus, when Jason Ganz suggested that I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/291aetFO_To" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2012
Jim Harris on Singularity 1 on 1: Change is Inevitable, Embrace It!
Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost management consultants, public speakers, authors and thinkers on change and leadership. He is also another local Canadian thought leader that I discovered during the World Future 2012 conference where Jim made the closing keynote speech. His speech was so entertaining, informative and illuminating that I [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/kRsTb4jRxdU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 09, 2012
Ryan Janzen on Singularity 1 on 1: Jarring is What We Need
Ryan Janzen applies principles of electrical engineering and physics to diverse fields, from biomedical science, to fluid dynamics and aerospace, to music and acoustics. With eighteen international peer-reviewed publications, he does research and teaching as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, with Steve Mann. Janzen is a composer not [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/_tyCjST65Vc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 06, 2012
Cyborg Luddite Steve Mann: Technology That Masters Nature is Not Sustainable
Steve Mann is sometimes called the first cyborg. Other times he is called the cyborg Luddite because of the stress he puts on choosing which technologies to embrace and which ones to abandon in order to be in harmony with nature. Whatever the case may be, I was super happy [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/V4Yxeow8h7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 03, 2012
Transhumanist Anders Sandberg: Embrace Strangeness
Dr. Anders Sandberg is a well known transhumanist, futurist, computational neuroscientist and currently a research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford University. I enjoyed talking to him last time he was on Singularity 1 on 1 and was happy to have him back for another one. During our second conversation [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/OqGuc6F8Kjg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 22, 2012
George Dyson on Turing’s Cathedral: In Wildness Is The Preservation Of The World
George Dyson was born in 1953 and had a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the conjunction of mathematics and physics that brought the digital revolution to life. He has been observing the relationship between nature and technology ever since. Dyson&#8217;s latest book, Turing&#8217;s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, illuminates [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/tZjf4ld4-_0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2012
Hugo de Garis on AI: Are We Building Gods or Terminators?
Hugo de Garis is the past director of the Artificial Brain Lab (ABL) at Xiamen University in China. Best known for his doomsday book The Artilect War, Dr. de Garis has always been on my wish-list of future guests on Singularity 1 on 1. Finally, a few weeks ago I managed to [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/5J_O7jr1dvA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2012
Daniel H. Wilson: We Can’t Win Against Technology, We Are Technology!
Daniel H. Wilson earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of The New York Times best selling science fiction novel Robopocalypse and a columnist and contributing editor for Popular Mechanics magazine. He has also written: How To Survive a Robot Uprising, How to Build a Robot Army, A Boy and His Bot and Where’s [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/OgjLouAn620" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2012
Federico Pistono: Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK!
Federico Pistono is perhaps the youngest guest I have ever had on Singularity 1 on 1. Despite that Federico is already a scientific educator, social activist, blogger and aspiring filmmaker. More recently, he is the author of a book called Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That&#8217;s OK and an incoming student to Singularity University. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/QCDn1fX1iO4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2012
Anders Sandberg: We Are All Amazingly Stupid, But We Can Get Better
Dr. Anders Sandberg is a well known transhumanist, futurist, computational neuroscientist and currently a research fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute in Oxford University. I have been thinking of inviting him on Singularity 1 on 1 for some time and when one of my readers actually asked me to do it [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/PH19AzDXhOo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 27, 2012
Karl Schroeder: The Singularity is an Old Idea. Keep Moving Forward!
Karl Schroeder is one of those fantastic science fiction authors and futurists who, despite his numerous and profound books, have not quite made it into the mainstream yet. In fact, it was just a week ago that Eric Boyd emailed me to suggest that I interview Karl on Singularity 1 on 1 and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/a0GqY9x8FXo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 11, 2012
John Smart: Accelerating Change Isn’t Slowing Down
Yesterday I interviewed John Smart on Singularity 1 on 1. Among many other things John is an advisor in Futures Studies and Forecasting for Singularity University where I met him last summer. He is also one of those rare people who are (literary) Smart since birth and totally justify the name. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/uDzwo7GYb_s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 03, 2012
Randal Koene on the Ethics of Mind Uploading
This is my second interview with Dr. Randal Koene for Singularity 1 on 1. Dr. Koene is perhaps one of the world&#8217;s foremost neuroscientists. He is director of analysis at Halcyon Molecular, co-founder of Carbon Copies and co-founder of and director at the Neural Engineering Corporation of Massachusetts. Randal&#8217;s research [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/swnWrvVAjYg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 26, 2012
James Harvey: The Singularity is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
A couple of days ago I interviewed Australian James Harvey. James is pretty unique among my guests because he was the very first interviewee whose willingness to take a chance on a brand new podcast helped me kick off Singularity 1 on 1. This, however, is not the only thing that [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/_jJoL4NWgnc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 20, 2012
Bioethics Professor Linda MacDonald Glenn: Sentience Matters!
Today I interviewed Prof. Linda MacDonald Glenn on Singularity 1 on 1. Linda is an American bioethicist, healthcare educator, lecturer, consultant, and attorney-at-law. Her academic research encompasses the legal, ethical, and social impact of emerging technologies and &#8220;evolving notions of personhood&#8221;. During our conversation with Prof. Glenn we discuss a variety of topics [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/c-fpCeZxtpM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2012
David Ferrucci on Creating IBM’s Watson: Pursue the Big Challenges
This Monday I interviewed Dr. David Ferrucci on Singularity 1 on 1. David is the IBM team leader behind Watson &#8211; the computer that succeeded in dethroning humanity&#8217;s greatest ever jeopardy champion &#8211; Ken Jennings. I met both Dr. Ferrucci and Ken Jennings during last year&#8217;s Singularity Summit where both [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/kGXyjWWWbQQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 15, 2012
Vivek Wadhwa: Take What You Know and Do Good
Last week I interviewed Vivek Wadhwa on Singularity 1 on 1. I met Vivek last summer at Singularity University where he is the VP of academics and innovation. Vivek is one of those multi-talented and very outspoken people who are never afraid to take the risk and say what they [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/bPMKrcobJrc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2012
Philosopher David Chalmers: We Can Be Rigorous in Thinking about the Future
Yesterday I interviewed David Chalmers for Singularity 1 on 1. David is one of world&#8217;s best known philosophers of mind and thought leaders on consciousness and I was a freshman at the University of Toronto when I first read some of his work. Since then Chalmers has been one of the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/76ffQWR74Pg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 10, 2012
Dmitry Itskov: It’s Time To Think About Who We Are And What’s Our Place In The Universe
Yesterday I was very fortunate to get a rare English language interview from Dmitry Itskov &#8211; the elusive Russian entrepreneur spearheading project Avatar and Global Future 2045. The first time I saw Itskov was at the recent Singularity Summit where he revealed his uniquely ambitious project. I don&#8217;t know Dmitry well [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/JhFWOX_cEVM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 08, 2012
Raymond McCauley: Be Your Own Scientist – Try It And See
Last week I interviewed Raymond McCauley for Singularity 1 on 1. I met Raymond last summer at Singularity University where he is the Co-Chair of Biotechnology &#38; Bioinformatics. McCauley is one among many former hackers and computer scientists who went into the exploding biotech industry. He has an infectious passion for bioinformatics [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/UKx2qdCjqxQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 02, 2012
10 Tips for Your Blogging Success: Socrates Gets Riled Up at Podcamp Toronto
Last Sunday I spoke at Podcamp Toronto. Since I never considered myself to be a successful blogger or podcaster, I wanted to simply introduce people to the concept and ideas behind the technological singularity and transhumanism. That was the plan. But few things get me riled up more than ignorance [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/b3sMiR7qfSs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 29, 2012
George Dvorsky on Singularity 1on1: Specialization is for Insects
This is my second interview with George Dvorsky. The first time I had George on Singularity 1 on 1 we ended up talking for 1h 14 minutes. I am afraid that I enjoy his company so much that this time we talked for almost 1h 40min. During our conversation we discuss issues such [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/OKlhkmRshl4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 24, 2012
HackLab.TO President Eric Boyd on DIY Transhumanism
Last week I went to visit Eric Boyd at HackLab.TO. While visiting I took the opportunity to interview Eric for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. Eric is the president of HackLab.TO, one of the co-founders of StumbleUpon and a regular public speaker on topics such as cyborg, transhumanism, electronic [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/nK4QNpkqH-Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2012
Steven Kotler on Abundance: Get Off the Couch and Change the World
Yesterday I interviewed Steven Kotler on Singularity 1 on 1. Together with Peter Diamandis, Steven is the co-author of Abundance: The Future is Better than You Think. Abundance is a book that provides both hope and inspiration in an ocean of doom and gloom. Its main message being that the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/Lw6CriF1mfo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 16, 2012
Ramez Naam: The World Needs Innovation. Don’t Be a Spectator, Participate!
Yesterday I interviewed Ramez Naam for my singularity podcast. Ramez is the author of an award-winning, timely and easy to digest book on the ethical, political, economic and other implications of transhumanism titled More Than Human. Since I enjoyed reading the book very much I simply had to interview Naam and ask [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/R_lQBWD_u8U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 09, 2012
Daniel Kraft: You Don’t Have To Be a Doctor to Improve Health Care
This morning I interviewed Daniel Kraft for Singularity 1 on 1. I met Dr. Kraft at Singularity University where he is the Medicine and Neuroscience Chair and executive director of the FutureMed Program. Daniel is one of those people with an incredibly diverse spectrum of talents and interests for he is not [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/h5VUYpznHMk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 01, 2012
Rachel Haywire: Art is Intellectual and the Intellect is Artistic
A couple of months ago I interviewed Rachel Haywire for Singularity 1 on 1. I had some dificulties in posting this interivew but, since those were eventually resolved, better late than never&#8230; Rachel Haywire is a multi-media artist and writer currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder of The Human 2.0 Council which [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/PMPmcNHtIXE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 28, 2012
Top 5 Tips for Applying to Singularity University
Those of you who followed SingulatityWeblog.com last summer know that I was very fortunate to attend Singularity University on NASA&#8217;s campus in Mountainview, California. The 10 weeks I spent there were one of the most challenging yet inspiring periods of my life. I learned a lot about technology, leadership, entrepreneurship [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/xNe7GcGQI3o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2012
Michael Shermer: Be Skeptical! (Even of Skeptics)
I couple of days ago I interviewed Michael Shermer for Singularity 1 on 1. I met Dr. Shermer at the recent Singularity Summit in New York where he was one of the most entertaining, engaging and optimistic speakers. Since he calls himself a skeptic and not a singularitarian, I thought [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/HKsEKc5rVuE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2012
Luke Muehlhauser: Superhuman AI is Coming This Century
Last week I interviewed Luke Muehlhauser for Singularity 1 on 1. Luke Muehlhauser is the Executive Director of the Singularity Institute, the author of many articles on AI safety and the cognitive science of rationality, and the host of the popular podcast &#8220;Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot.&#8221; His work is collected at lukeprog.com. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ysJyiQ0BKNk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2012
Jose Cordeiro: The Energularity is Near
This weekend I interviewed Jose Cordeiro for Singularity 1 on 1 and I have to admit that this was one of my favorite interviews so far with perhaps the strongest, most positive endings on the show. Jose is a published book author, energy expert, futurist, transhumanist and Singularity University faculty member. So, even if [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/pFt11SZnAO8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2012
Randal Koene: Mind Uploading is not Science Fiction
Last week I interviewed Dr. Randal Koene for Singularity 1 on 1. Dr. Koene is perhaps one of the world&#8217;s foremost neuroscientists. He is director of analysis at Halcyon Molecular, co-founder of Carbon Copies and co-founder of and director at the Neural Engineering Corporation of Massachusetts. Randal&#8217;s research objective is [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/379L2XkjtYA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2011
Science Comedian Brian Malow: Don’t grow up, look deeper and see the world with fresh eyes!
Yesterday I interviewed science comedian Brian Malow for Singularity 1 on 1. Brian is one of those unique comedians who is capable to not only make you laugh but also make you think. During our conversation we discuss topics such as: the name science comedian and the potential tension between [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/JYa-RAYbAdQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2011
No Illusions Podcast: Cameron Reilly Puts Socrates in the Spotlight
It is only fair that every once-in-a-while Socrates &#8211; i.e. &#8220;the man with the questions,&#8221; ought to get the table turned on him, take the other side of the microphone and answer a few questions himself. So, when Cameron Reilly asked me to be the next guest on his popular and long-running No [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/L6VA2sa-gPo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 09, 2011
David Simpson on Post-Human, Trans-Human and The God Killers
A couple of days ago I interviewed David Simpson for Singularity 1 on 1. David Simpson is a young up-and-coming science fiction writer from Vancouver. He is the author of the sci-fi novels Post-Human &#8211; his 2009 debut, as well as Trans-Human &#8211; the sequel. During our conversation we discuss issues such as: David’s early interest [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/sgsuo0mRs50" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2011
David Orban: What is the question I should be asking?
This Thursday I interviewed David Orban for Singularity 1 on 1. I have to admit that David is one of my favorite singularitarians and I enjoyed talking to him immensely. During our conversation we discuss issues such as: David&#8217;s personal background and early interest in science and technology; the motivation and goals [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/0VfdHtama-Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 22, 2011
Greg Wientjes: How do you cultivate creative GENIUS in Technology?
This week I interviewed Greg Wientjes for Singularity 1 on 1. I met Greg at Singularity University and picked up a copy of his book Creative Genius in Technology: Mentor Principles from Life Stories of Geniuses and Visionaries of the Singularity. The book is very well researched and examines the question: &#8220;How [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/LbdjyE-ZpJ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 19, 2011
Robert J. Sawyer: The Human Adventure is Just Beginning
Last Sunday I interviewed Robert J. Sawyer for Singularity 1 on 1. I have to admit that, despite the fact that he is a very well known and successful best-selling science fiction writer, I only recently stumbled onto Robert&#8217;s work. I was taking a ride on the Toronto subway and couldn&#8217;t [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/fbdO0qJKp1U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 09, 2011
Sonia Arrison: Make Regenerative Medicine A Top Priority
Last week I interviewed Sonia Arrison for Singularity 1 on 1. I met Sonia at the Singularity University, where she is a founder and a trustee, and there I picked up a copy of her seminal book 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/2cByUSSNWBE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 20, 2011
Spencer Greenberg: To Become Better Thinkers – Study Our Cognitive Biases and Logical Fallacies
Yesterday I interviewed Spencer Greenberg for Singularity 1 on 1. Spencer is the Chief Executive Officer of Rebellion Research, the quantitative hedge fund that he co-founded in 2005 at the age of 22. During our conversation with Spencer we discuss issues such as: the unique approach that Rebellion Research takes in [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/1Gpnls6e68k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 24, 2011
Astronaut Dan Barry: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t Reach Your Dreams
During my 10 weeks at Singularity University I was able to ambush Dan Barry for a 20 min interview for Singularity 1 on 1. Former NASA astronaut and veteran of 3 space missions, Dan is currently the head of faculty at Singularity University and the co-chair for AI, Robotics, Space and Physical [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/-m0Ac4dBm3k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2011
Salim Ismail: We Are Already Gods, We Might As Well Start Acting As Such
During my time at Singularity University I was privileged to get a 30 min interview with Salim Ismail for Singularity 1 on 1. During our conversation we discuss issues such as: Salim&#8217;s personal background and early childhood in India; his motivation, goals and aspirations for Singularity University; the term &#8220;exponential organisation&#8221;; [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/vhOcl8Ue1_s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2011
Peter Diamandis: Singularity University is Starfleet Academy for the World’s Biggest Challenges
Last week I was privileged to get a 30 min interview with Peter Diamandis for Singularity 1 on 1. Peter is not a very tall man but I have to say that he has the energy of a giant because interviewing him is like plugging into a nuclear power plant [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/qFKyAfdsEOg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 04, 2011
Charlie Stross: The World is Complicated. Elegant Narratives Explaining Everything Are Wrong!
Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is award winning science fiction author Charlie Stross. It was his seminal singularity book Accelerando that not only won the 2006 Locus Award (in addition to being a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and on the final ballot for [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/SXkYKesQ6_g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2011
Jaron Lanier: The Singularity Is A Religion for Geeks
Today my guest on is Jaron Lanier. Jaron lives in Berkeley, California and, like John Horgan, is one of the better known critics of both Ray Kurzweil and the technological singularity. Unlike many other critics, however, Lanier is neither a technophobe nor a Luddite. In fact, he is known as the [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/zMJ_NXM2YM0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 12, 2011
R.U. Sirius: Question the Authority of Your Brain
Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is digital culture and cyberpunk icon R.U. Sirius. (As always you can listen to or download the audio file above or scroll down and watch the video interview in full.) During our conversation we discuss issues such as: R.U.’s early life and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/xLp-FApLnBQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2011
Vernor Vinge: We Can Surpass the Wildest Dreams of Optimism
Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is Vernor Vinge &#8212; the very person who coined the technological singularity as a term. Currently Vernor Vinge is putting the final touches on the sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep. The new book is titled The Children of the Sky [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/e2iVyLl8jEE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 16, 2011
Question Everything: Max More on Singularity 1 on 1
Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is transhumanist strategic philosopher Max More. (As always you can listen to or download the audio file above or scroll down and watch the video interview in full.) As the CEO of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation Dr. More has a full [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/ZbB38zy5-Mc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 20, 2011
Kevin Warwick: Be/Come the Cy/Borg
This is my second interview with Prof. Kevin Warwick. Last time I had him on Singularity 1 on 1 &#8211; You Have to Take Risks to be Part of the Future, he shared his views on a wide variety of topics such as human and artificial intelligence, robotics, the technological [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/AxDU5DJf6g8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 21, 2011
Dr. Aubrey de Grey: Better Funding and Advocacy Can Defeat Aging
Last time I had Dr. Aubrey de Grey on Singularity 1 on 1 the interview turned out to be a hit. In fact it is still by far the most popular podcast that I have done and the audio file has been listened to or downloaded over 30,000 times. Given [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/gPOBy4_7JbM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2011
James Martin: We Can Control Accelerating Technology
Yesterday I was privileged to have an hour long Skype interview with James Martin for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. James Martin is Andrew Crofts&#8216; archetype Change Agent in addition to being a world-renowned computer scientist, author, lecturer, teacher, philanthropist, futurist and film-maker. During our conversation we cover a [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/tMYTCb103JA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 11, 2011
The Change Agent, the Ghostwriter and the Singularity: Andrew Crofts on Singularity 1 on 1
A couple of months ago I saw Roman Polanski&#8217;s film the Ghost Writer based on the titular bestselling book by Robert Harris. At the time, I could hardly imagine that only a couple of months after the movie premiere I will be communicating with Andrew Crofts &#8211; the archetype ghostwriter [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/uV1i02krKBc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 02, 2011
Stephen Wolfram: To Understand the Future, Explore the Computational Universe
Yesterday I was privileged to have an hour long phone interview with Dr. Stephen Wolfram for my Singularity 1 on 1 podcast. We started our conversation on how Stephen got interested in exploring science in general and eventually focused on computation in particular. Then we moved on to a number [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/FXKqimZQgg0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 27, 2011
Andrew Hessel: Don’t Fear Synthetic Biology
Today I am very happy to have Andrew Hessel as my guest on Singularity 1 on 1. (As always, you can listen to or download the audio interview above, or scroll down and watch the video recording in full.) During the interview Andrew shares his truly infectious passion about synthetic [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/8oHGnx3LBN8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2011
Natasha Vita-More on Singularity 1on1
Want to find out who, according to the NY Times, is &#8220;the first female philosopher of transhumanism&#8221;? Today&#8217;s episode of Singularity 1 on 1 features Natasha Vita-More. (As always, you can listen to or download the audio interview above, or scroll down and watch the video recording in full.) During [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/jULfU_LHq9I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 30, 2010
I Am Eyeborg: Rob Spence on Singularity 1 on 1
Today I am very happy to have the Eyeborg Rob Spence as my guest on Singularity 1 on 1. (As usually, you can listen to or download the audio above, or scroll down to see the video recording of the interview in full.) Rob Spence is a Canadian director and [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/r6g4Vk0PLv8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2010
Kevin Kelly: Technology Doesn’t Want A Singularity
Today&#8217;s edition of Singularity 1 on 1 features prominent author, maverick technologist and regular TED speaker Kevin Kelly. Kevin just published a new book called What Technology Wants. Seth Godin blogged about it and called it The Book Of The Year because in Seth&#8217;s opinion &#8220;if there’s justice it will [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/YTqfFJ3jFJI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 03, 2010
Ben Goertzel on AI and the Singularity: The Future Is Ours To Create
Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is Ben Goertzel. During our 40 min conversation we cover a wide range of topics such as: Ben&#8217;s original interest in time travel and science fiction; his decision to start working on artificial general intelligence and his views on the potential time-line [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/_XI4syxAonk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 26, 2010
Terry Grossman on TRANSCEND: Live Long Enough To Live Forever
In today&#8217;s edition of singularity podcast I am very privileged to have Terry Grossman as my guest on the show. (You can listen to or download the audio recording above or scroll down to watch interview video in full.) Terry generously agreed to do this interview from his office in [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/IPboP_62bj0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 21, 2010
Douglas Rushkoff: Program or be Programmed
Today I have Douglas Rushkoff as my guest at Singularity Podcast and we discuss a variety of topics such as his most recent book Program or Be Programmed, the impact of modern media and social networking, technology in general and the technological singularity in particular. Who is Douglas Rushkoff? Douglas [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/rRF0GIcKukQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 13, 2010
John Horgan On The End Of Science
It was an interesting and enriching contrast to have John Horgan as my guest at Singularity Podcast. Following Jason Silva&#8216;s super impassioned and optimistic defense of the singularity, accompanied by Jason&#8217;s belief that humanity will eventually conquer death and accomplish immortality,  it was intellectually stimulating to discuss the opposite point [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/xItFwZbBHIA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2010
Jason Silva: Let Your Ideas Be Noble, Poetic and Beautiful
In today&#8217;s edition of Singularity Podcast I&#8217;ve had the privilege of doing an interview with Jason Silva. I enjoyed talking to Jason immensely and have to admit that I was fascinated by his impassioned, enthusiastic and poetic take on the singularity and our reach for immortality. If there is one [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/eX64cIWUzz4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2010
Kevin Warwick: You Have To Take Risks To Be Part Of The Future
In today&#8217;s edition of Singularity Podcast I had the privilege of doing an hour long interview with the first cyborg &#8212; Prof. Kevin Warwick. I enjoyed talking to Prof. Warwick immensely and got him to share his views on a wide variety of topics such as human and artificial intelligence, [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/2Tq7UCbHBtk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2010
Aubrey de Grey: Longevity Escape Velocity May Be Closer Than We Think
Last week I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Aubrey de Grey. He is a world famous and controversial author and theoretician in the field of gerontology and is currently serving as a chief science officer at the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) foundation. During his interview for singularity [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/4OtuD1e8yXs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2010
George Dvorsky on Transhumanism and the Singularity
In this edition of Singularity Podcast I had the pleasure of speaking with prominent Canadian transhumanist and animal rights advocate George Dvorsky. George is both a passionate and fascinating interlocutor and, even though I spend over 1h 15 min interviewing him, I feel that I could have easily spent double [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/zj9KJKFYW2E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 26, 2010
Barry Ptolemy on his Ray Kurzweil Documentary “Transcendent Man”
In this edition of Singularity Podcast I was privileged to do a phone interview with Barry Ptolemy, the director and producer of Transcendent Man. Barry was very generous to make time in his busy schedule and share his thoughts on the making of the movie, the technological singularity in general [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/zwevsdkQ7MM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 17, 2010
Michael Anissimov on Singularity Without Compromise
This is the second singularity podcast. Given my experience with James Harvey I already knew that interviewing people is an acquired skill that I really need to work on. This interview is another indicator that I have a long way to go before I get to be good at it. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/oeSMrhnxBEw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 30, 2010
James Harvey: We are Singularia
This is my first singularity podcast. I intend to do many more interviews like that so that we can spark the discussion about the singularity with the help of some of the best and brightest people that I can get to do a podcast for the benefit of us all. [&#8230;]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/SingularityWeblogPodcasts/~4/e6UgzwkQz5A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2010