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Who Says Online Courseware Will Cause the Death of Universities?

XPRIZE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

By Tom Katsouleas Tom Katsouleas is the Dean of Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. He serves as Chair of the National Academy of Engineeri...

Kurzweil at Techonomy: Artificial Intelligence Is Empowering All of Humanity

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology

In the opening session of Techonomy 2012 today, Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick interviewed Ray Kurzweil, the futurist and transhumanist who has developed a cult following for his prediction of the merging of humans and computers.

The Future of Online vs. Residential Education

XPRIZE | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education

By Ray Kurzweil In this correspondence (posted with permission), Ray Kurzweil and MIT president L. Rafael Reif discuss the future of online education ...

Singularity & Women@TheFrontier Kick Off Designing the Future

Renee Blodgett | Posted 10.07.2012 | Women
Renee Blodgett

The program "Designing the Future 2012", brought together some of today's female game-changers who are designing the future and disrupting the status quo.

Neuroethics: Whose Mind Is It Anyway?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Science
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

Reading a person's thoughts, implanting machinery into man, and augmenting our neural processing powers with cognitive enhancers are all matters of neuroethics. They bring us face to face with questions about who has access to powerful new technologies and for what purposes.

The World Technology Awards

Bill_Robinson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology

I go to a lot of tech conferences and trade shows. It's a necessary evil for me. I don't enjoy it much, in fact they give me a screeching headache ...

Evolution Is a Spiritual Process: An Interview With Ray Kurzweil

Anthony Adams | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology
Anthony Adams

As I stepped off the NYC subway on my way to interview Ray Kurzweil, a woman bumped into me and my iPhone fell, bounced, and then dropped down into the tracks. People looked on in horror as if a puppy had just died.

Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants and the Evolution of the Noosphere

Jason Silva | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology
Jason Silva

In Darwin's Pharmacy, the transhumanist philosopher Richard Doyle focuses on his favorite technology: the psychedelic, "ecodelic" plants and chemicals -- read: drugs -- that can help make us process more information.

Ray Kurzweil on Translation Technology

Nataly Kelly | Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

According to Ray Kurzweil, machines will reach human levels of translation quality by the year 2029. In addition to text-based translation, numerous advances have taken place recently.

Green News Report: February 22, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly ea...

In The Watson Era, Will The Computer Be Servant, Master, Or Savior?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

I confess that in a quasi-religious way I have long been intrigued by the concept of a godlike computer, and Watson has kindled that interest back into flame.

What Innovations Will Rock Our World in the Next 25 Years?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett King

The next 25 years will be about simplicity and great design. Complexity is not valued in world that tends towards greater complexity.

Reverse-Engineering Of Human Brain Likely By 2020, Expert Predicts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Reverse-engineering the human brain so we can simulate it using computers may be only a decade away, says Ray Kurzweil, artificial intelligence expert...

The Singularity Summit 2010

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

It was refreshing and invigorating for me to experience unbounded optimism at the Singularity Summit gathering in San Francisco this past weekend.

Can Religion Rediscover Itself? Taking a Cue from the Singularity University

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Lamb

Why aren't religious organizations imbued with the same spirit of wide open discovery we find in a place like Singularity University? Is it because religions hold that nothing beyond what is written in the sacred texts is worth discovering?

Hogwash About the Singularity Is Here

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Neil S. Greenspan

There is no basis at present for believing that medical interventions based on postulated but not-yet-realized nanobots will perform their duties without the side-effects associated with every other therapeutic agent ever employed.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Will Kurzweil's Blio Change eBooks As We Know Them?

The New York Times | ASHLEE VANCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mr. Kurzweil argued that the existing e-readers and tablets had limitations in the text formats they support and the way they handle the original imag...

Ray Kurzweil Has Seen the Future, and the Machine Is Us (VIDEO)

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

If you haven't already downloaded the article into your brain, the New York Times blew the cover on the trans-humanist movement this weekend, just as ...

The Authors of Tomorrow

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

It's no secret that digital tools are changing the business models of media, and it's also apparent that the industries that have been the most resistant to change could use the most work.

Summit Series DC10: What To Do With 150 Years of Life

Daphne Oz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daphne Oz

What kind of impact can Summit Series DC10 -- essentially a summer camp for adults -- possibly have? President Clinton gave us direction: we have the power to decide our nation's direction.

Building a Services Market for the Transhuman Era

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Tony can also be read here Innovation, including transhumanist innovation, is mostly the domain of private enterprise, which operates in one of a few...

Tools of Change: Publishing Conference Looks To The Future Of Books, Features Arianna Huffington, Ray Kurzweil

Publishers Weekly | Calvin Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Even a cold pouring rain couldn't hold down attendance at O'Reilly Media's fourth annual Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, held once again at...

Kurzweil's Blio Brings Color And Pictures To eReaders

Wired | Charlie Sorrel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ray Kurzweil, who thought up pretty much everything, ever, has entered the e-book fray. Due to debut at CES in Las Vegas next week, Kurzweil's Blio co...

Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Our current medical model is based on disease and organ pathology. A disease management system. No overt disease and your doctor will dismiss you. It will not be covered by your insurance.