Sci-fi films have a long history of speculating what the future might be like, seeking to understand what remnants of humanity will continue on when the world may undergo drastic… read more
My favorite thing about Jason Silva? His ability to formulate, encapsulate, and prescribe, over the counter, the awe this particular epoch of human evolution can and should engender. Whatever pills he’s taking, I want some. A close second? His t-shirts. Check out his backlog here to see cosmological creation on cotton crewnecks.
Filmmaker Jason Silva’s latest philosophical short, “The Mirroring Mind,” is a stream of consciousness—about consciousness itself. If you like brain yoga, Silva’s your man. He likens the mind’s ability to mirror an external environment that includes the mind itself to “plugging a video camera into the TV and then aiming the camera at the TV—the recursive loop that is formed extends itself ad infinitum.”
Addressing fellow scientists, he dismissed the singularity as “a bunch of hot air,” and went on further to declare that “the brain is not computable and no engineering can reproduce it.”
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” If you watch Doug Wolens’ latest documentary, “The Singularity,” the quote from Arthur C. Clarke is the first thing you see. It… read more
Jason Silva, a 21st-century version of a beat poet (if that’a real thing), kicked off 2013 with a video titled “A Mind Made For Mating!” that’s 90 seconds of pure “tech ftw” goodness. Rattling off connections between human sexuality, the brain, and internet technology, Jason delivers a stream-of-conscious epiphany about how the social function of the human brain has evolved from a courtship instrument intended to assist in the spreading of genes to a digitally connected device aimed at the propagation of memes.
I am pleased to announce the release of Singularity Hub’s recent interview with Ray Kurzweil below. The interview with Kurzweil focused at first on his new book to be released… read more
Jason Silva is a futurist and filmmaker, yet he is hard to categorize, so much so that he is often prone to nicknames. For instance, a recent CBS interview called… read more
Now in it’s sixth year, the Singularity Summit, which is hosted by the Singularity Institute, will be in San Francisco on October 13-14 to continue its tradition of bringing world class speakers to… read more