9 responses

  1. Hjalmar
    March 12, 2010

    Sorry, but the sound quality is really too bad. I cranked up the volume to hear the conversation, and I almost got deaf when somebody laughed into the mic on the camera.

  2. petergkinnon
    March 13, 2010

    Science fact generally turns out to be more fascinating and bizarre than dreamed of by the anthropocentric meanderings of fiction writers.

    The realization of the exponential growth of technology has now become widespread and it is now generally accepted by the cognoscenti that an event comparable to a phase transition (a better metaphor than the rather silly “singularity” buzz-word) will be shortly upon us.

    What is still to be recognized is the evidential basis that the vector of the evolutionary life process, represented most commonly by genetic evolution and its more recent extension, the evolution of technology, points strongly to the present Internet as the basis for the next manifestation of this process.

    Canton and others are at last becoming less dismissive of such a model. That they have remained so for so long stems from the fact that they work in the disciplines of IT and AI whereas the evidence on which this projection is based is derived rather from chemistry and biology.

    It is presented in Chapter 11 of my recent book “Unusual Perspectives”, the latest edition of which is available in electronic format for free download from the eponymous website.

  3. Nn
    March 19, 2010

    Thanks for the video, please try to fix the audio

  4. Quinn
    March 27, 2010

    Nothing like those old-fashioned transcripts!

    • DanV
      December 15, 2010

      Totally agreeing!!!
      Old-fashioned transcript are even better for not-so-well-speaking/understanding-English people. You can take the dictionary for words you are not sure about their meaning, and so on…

  5. Quinn
    March 27, 2010

    Nothing like those old-fashioned transcripts!

  6. Quinn
    March 26, 2010

    Nothing like those old-fashioned transcripts!

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