I will give a talk on the Singularity in Madrid on September 22. My talk will be a simple and fairly standard overview of the Singularity, with some (less standard) considerations on Singularity politics and spirituality.
The project explores the intersections of art, science, technology, and society (ACTS), and the scientific and technological challenges of the twenty-first century, from the perspective of their impact on society and the human mind through a unified double vision, scientific and artistic.
The event on September 22 will feature the presentation of the book / CD “The Voice of Science“, and the conference will focus on the following themes: CYBORG, NBIC, Nanotechnology and health, the Singularity, women in science, social networks, and the Author 2.0.
Book / CD “The Voice of Science”
As one of the key elements of the project, PIAS Spain has published the book / CD “The Voice of Science” in a limited edition of 1,000 copies.
The book, 172 pages, contains 18 illustrated articles about frontier science, and the CD contains 13 new tunes of Aviador Dro. The book / CD is now available in bookstores and shops in limited edition. It is also available in GeneraciónX comic book and game stores, signed by members of Aviador Dro.
Aviador Dro (short for El Aviador Dro Y Sus Obreros Especializados) is an electronic band from Spain that formed in Madrid in 1979 with influences such as Gary Numan, Devo and Kraftwerk. They were part of the Movida Madrileña.
I will give a talk titled “Un fantasma recorre el mundo: ¿Está cerca la Singularidad?” (“A spectre is haunting the world: Is the Singularity near?”), based on my article “¿Está cerca la Singularidad?” (“Is the Singularity Near”?).
A spectre is haunting the world – the spectre of the Singularity. All the powers of the old world have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: The Pope and the ayatollahs, the banks and the political parties, and “bioethicists” of both the right and the left.
The futurists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at the Singularity. Humans 1.0 have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a universe to win.
Between the opening and closing paragraphs adapted from the Manifesto of Karl Marx, the article is a simple and fairly standard overview of the Singularity, with some (less standard) considerations on Singularity politics and spirituality.