Sunday’s Big Idea
We are going to create synthetic neocortexes in order to extend our own neocortexes.
The major question of the 21st century "is whether human beings can summon the integrity ... to resist the many ways in which computers will encroach on human dignity."
The future of film is collaborative storytelling, says Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards.
Ray Kurzweil is an expert at predicting the future. In tracking our progress in the technological-evolutionary journey, Kurzweil has identified six epochs, each of which is characterized by a major paradigm shift.