Ray Kurzweil is singularly sure about The Singularity.
The less money you have, the more time you probably spend getting to your job. Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor of New York City, wants to smooth out the curve.
WiSee uses an existing wi-fi connection to enable people to control electronic devices like TVs or stereos with gestures...and they don't even have to be in the same room.
University of Minnesota researchers have built a toy-sized aircraft that moves in response to wireless signals interpreted by an EEG cap.
In about 15 years we'll be able to indefinitely extend life, says futurist Ray Kurzweil in a special appearance in the electro House musician Steve Aoki's new video "Singularity."
I have great hope that we can continue progress for quite some long time. But eventually in each area progress does slow down a bit.
The main thing that we should be focusing on is how to create goals for AI that are compatible with what we value.
Ray Kurzweil is the author of the recent book How to Create a Mind. The first question we have for him is "why create a mind?"
There really is a chance that some of the great scientific innovations that tech evangelists have been talking about will come true. But we can't count on them.
By consciously practicing optimism, Jason Silva believes, we create circumstances that make external challenges weaker and easier to overcome. It’s mind over matter – thinking your ideal world into being by choosing to believe it already exists.
Big Think is excited to announce Humanizing Technology, a virtual expo in partnership with Bing, whose goal is to identify new technologies that integrate themselves seamlessly into our lives, capitalize on our unique strengths, and amplify the best of human nature.
In our increasingly complex world we can't afford to silo ourselves off in little online and offline subcultures.
Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe questions the basic premise of the Singularity concept, arguing that it “misunderstands the complex nature of biological and physical life.”