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Ray Kurzweil on the Singularity. Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology. Michio Kaku on The Singularity. Synthetic Biology Explained. U.S. high-tech experts descend on Israel to discuss their brave new world. How will technology impact the future of health and medicine? Navigation Watch a Brief Day Three Recap More Videos from 2014 Participant Testimonials More Testimonials from 2014 2014 Program Schedule 2014 Faculty About Exponential Medicine Past Event Photos Synthesis Videos Participant Testimonials Exponential Medicine Exponential Medicine is a four-day conference by Singularity University that brings together top experts to inform medical services leaders how technology is impacting healthcare and medicine.

How will technology impact the future of health and medicine?

See our Program Agenda and 2014 Faculty. Follow Us. Singularity. Transhuman Organs, Limbs and Other Body Parts. Human enhancement. An electrically powered exoskeleton suit in development as of 2010 by Tsukuba University of Japan.

Human enhancement

Human enhancement is "any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means. It is the use of technological means to select or alter human characteristics and capacities, whether or not the alteration results in characteristics and capacities that lie beyond the existing human range. " [1][2][3] Technologies[edit] Existing technologies[edit] Emerging technologies[edit] Technological singularity.

The technological singularity is the hypothesis that accelerating progress in technologies will cause a runaway effect wherein artificial intelligence will exceed human intellectual capacity and control, thus radically changing civilization in an event called the singularity.[1] Because the capabilities of such an intelligence may be impossible for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is an occurrence beyond which events may become unpredictable, unfavorable, or even unfathomable.[2] The first use of the term "singularity" in this context was by mathematician John von Neumann.

Technological singularity

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers. Bionic Vision: “Sight” Short Movie Explores the Coming Future of Augmented Reality. A picture of an eye with a google glasses style contact lens A pair of graduate students at the Bezaleal Academy of Arts, in Jeruselem, have created a fascinating short video that experiments with concepts of life in a world full of Augmented Reality technology.

Bionic Vision: “Sight” Short Movie Explores the Coming Future of Augmented Reality

There is little doubt that Terminator-style AR is coming. Today’s vision, limited to mere biological functioning, will seem vastly primitive compared to the bionic eyesight of the future. Exponential Growth. Use Of Technology. Vernor Vinge on the Singularity. Vernor Vinge Department of Mathematical Sciences San Diego State University (c) 1993 by Vernor Vinge (This article may be reproduced for noncommercial purposes if it is copied in its entirety, including this notice.)

Vernor Vinge on the Singularity

The original version of this article was presented at the VISION-21 Symposium sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, March 30-31, 1993. A slightly changed version appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of Whole Earth Review. Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended. Dr. Michio Kaku. Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next. 23 December 2010Last updated at 02:38 By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine Cheap air travel was among the predictions (illustration from Geoffrey Hoyle's book) A 1972 book which predicts what life would be like in 2010 has been reprinted after attracting a cult following, but how hard is it to tell the future?

Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next

Geoffrey Hoyle is often asked why he predicted everybody would be wearing jumpsuits by 2010. He envisioned a world where everybody worked a three-day week and had their electric cars delivered in tubes of liquid. These colourful ideas from his 1972 children's book, 2010: Living in the Future, helped prompt a Facebook campaign to track him down. "I've been criticised because I said people [would] wear jumpsuits," explains Hoyle, the son of noted astronomer and science fiction author Fred Hoyle. Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance. Transhumanismus. Michio Kaku. Eliezer S. Yudkowsky. Cryonics: Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Accelerating Future » Future Economy? Danila Medvedev , founder of the Russian Transhumanist Association and pioneer of cryonics in Russia, thinks that our future economy will look like the following: He writes: 1.

Development of virtual reality means that “white-collar” work will be moved to virtual workplaces and much of service and operator work will be done using telepresence. 2. Advanced robotics will gradually replace humans in physical labor (first using some telepresence, but later moving to mostly autonomous systems). 3. Artificial intelligence will replace humans in service, operator, manual (through robotics) and creative jobs. 4. Will this come true? But I’m not sure why AI, robotics, and nanotech are mutually exclusive… Singularity Summit. Human enhancement. Intelligence amplification. Intelligence amplification (IA) (also referred to as cognitive augmentation and machine augmented intelligence) refers to the effective use of information technology in augmenting human intelligence.

Intelligence amplification

The idea was first proposed in the 1950s and 1960s by cybernetics and early computer pioneers. IA is sometimes contrasted with AI (Artificial Intelligence), that is, the project of building a human-like intelligence in the form of an autonomous technological system such as a computer or robot. AI has encountered many fundamental obstacles, practical as well as theoretical, which for IA seem moot, as it needs technology merely as an extra support for an autonomous intelligence that has already proven to function. Moreover, IA has a long history of success, since all forms of information technology, from the abacus to writing to the Internet, have been developed basically to extend the information processing capabilities of the human mind (see extended mind and distributed cognition). ..

" J. Technological singularity theory. Ray Kurzweil: Music Making - Past, Present and Future (1 of 3) The Law of Accelerating Returns. The Law of Accelerating Returns. The Singularity Is Near. KURZWEIL. Singularity.