“Hi Steve. This is Ray Kurzweil. I want to tell you about our future.”
With an opening like that, you know that the latest music video ‘Singularity’ from electro house musician Steve Aoki is going to deliver a thrill ride. Kicking off with the ominous Kurzweil describing the coming rise of artificial intelligence, the video goes on to depict the forced cybernetic transformation of Aoki at the hands of two captors. The music and video were written by Aoki as an artistic interpretation of what this coming convergence might mean as a backdrop to his music.
Watch the video here to see Kurzweil lay down the definition of the singularity amid some heavy beats:
‘Singularity’ is a cool vision of what cybernetic enhancement might be like, for better or worse. Most importantly, it presents the concepts of the singularity to a broader audience that may not get exposure to Kurzweil’s thesis. Clearly, the ideas embedded within the singularity are becoming more mainstream, which will only help encourage the kind of paradigm shift that often follows appreciating how accelerating change and the convergence of emergent technologies are transforming the world.
Aoki has promised that a sequel to the video is in the works called “Neon Green”. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel to ensure you don’t miss the next installment in this homage to the future.