My Blog Posts

2013 18/Sep

Like so many scientists and science-loving scholars, Kyle Munkittrick had an interest in science and science-fiction at a young age; however, he didn’t actually consider pursuing “science as a career” until he entered NYU and found a program that basically allowed students to construct their own course of study.  Munkittrick took a class on the […]

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2013 6/Sep

“It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be…”Isaac Asimov, 1978  Isaac Asimov, the Russian-born American author and biochemist, was onto something simple yet […]

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2013 27/Jul

Dr. Jordi Vallverdú is a professor and renown researcher at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain). His specialty area is the domain of synthetic emotion. His current research is dedicated to the epistemological, ethical, gender, and educational aspects of Philosophy of Computing and Science. I’m happy we were able to catch up, and I’ve included my email correspondence […]

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2013 25/Jun

Ben Goertzel is definitely in the running as one of the most brilliant people I’ve had the good fortune of getting to meet myself. He is Chairman of the Board of the OpenCog Foundation, Chief Science Officer at Aidyia Holdings – a financial prediction firm located in Hong Kong, and a prolific writer and researcher […]

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2013 24/Apr

Dr. Ray Kurzweil’s book “The Singularity is Near” peaked my interest when he posited his reasoning for why there is likely no intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. By a mere matter of odds, most of us assume (likely myself included) that there simply must be some kind of super-intelligent species “out there somewhere.” One […]

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2013 23/Mar

What if the brain was no longer the only container for rational, volitional consciousness? I will not here explore the topic of whether or not this technological feat is achievable (though personally I believe that it is likely to be just as achievable as mapping the human genome, as putting a man on the moon, […]

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2013 4/Feb

Over the course of my studies in the domain of transhumanism (and particularly the ethical issues and opportunities in this domain), its never too long in my exploration that I run into the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford again and again. Below is a bit of the smorgasbord of topics we covered in our chat about […]

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2013 21/Jan

After getting in a fantastic interview with Professor William O. Stephens, I was connected to the www.stoicscollege.com website, where I bumped into a number of other thinkers I knew I’d want to catch up with. After reading some of the work of Prof. Kevin Hill of Portland State University in Oregon. When given the opportunity […]

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2013 13/Jan

With a lot of recent delving into the applications of AI, I had the good fortune to speak with the man behind Pandorabots.com, Doctor Richard Wallace. Dr. Wallace began work on artificial personalities in the 80’s when a wave of “minimalism” in robotics got him thinking about applying this same kind of perspective on language. […]

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