Friday, May 12, 2006

Singularity Summit at Stanford University

If you have the desire to live a very long healthy life, and perhaps even achieve "immortality" as I do, you will want to dig into this web site.

What is the Singularity?

"Most recently, in 2005, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil released The Singularity Is Near, where he presented the singularity as an overall exponential trend in technological development:

""What, then, is the singularity? It's a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Although neither utopian or dystopian, this epoch will transform the concepts that we rely on to give meaning to our lives, from our business models to the cycle of human life, including death itself. Understanding the singularity will alter our perspective on the significance of our past and the ramifications for our future. To truly understand it inherently changes one's view of life in general and one's own particular life.""

It is not arguable that our human evolution and knowledge base is becoming greatly compressed and accelerated. There are many implications for a thoughtful person to consider.

Covering the summit at some folks close to the life extension movement- Betterhumans, Fight Aging! (both loosely associated with the MPrize which I sponsor- look to your right).

Enjoy.
Happy Friday!
Pete