Monthly Archives: July 2011

Just a Few More Doublings…

…till we get a genuinely brain-like computer?  According to this, we’re not too far away: The most powerful computer on the planet would need 8 ½ minutes to simulate less than ten seconds of normal human brain activity. That same … Continue reading

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Accelerating Brain Mapping

We know from Ray Kurzweil’s work that technology not only begets new technology, but accelerates the development of that new technology.  Here is a prime example of that phenomenon as applied to the study of the brain.  Compare this to … Continue reading

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Michio Kaku on Nanotechnology

You’ve heard the buzz about nanotechnology.  But, what is it and why is it so important?  Learn the answers to these questions from this noted physicist.  Here’s a teaser: One of the goals of nanotechnology is to create nanomachines on … Continue reading

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Radical Abundance

Oh, this is so cool.  Eric Drexler is working on a new book.  Will be out next year.  It’s called Radical Abundance.  A must read for Singulatarians. Radical abundance is a concept that should be dealt with in-depth.  And Drexler’s … Continue reading

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Is the Singularity Actually Far?

Neuroscientist David Linden thinks so. I contend that our understanding of biological processes remains on a stubbornly linear trajectory. In my view the central problem here is that Kurzweil is conflating biological data collection with biological insight. It’s clear that Linden … Continue reading

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I’m Baaaaack!

And I’ll be blogging a lot more often, considering all of the things that are happening in the wonderful world of accelerating technology that should be making optimists of all of us. Check out these stories: The next step towards … Continue reading

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