My 2009 article “I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity” started interesting online discussions [ExI] [SL4]. I wrote this revised version after reading “Is It Time to Give Up on the Singularity?” on io9, by George Dvorsky and Ramez Naam.
Yesterday I participated in a London Futurists Hangout on Air with Ramez Naam, Randal Koene, Michell Zappa (part time), and organizer David Wood. We discussed Ramez’ awesome techno thrillers NEXUS and CRUX.
book review | Nexus continues in Crux by Ramez Naam, KurzweilAI – Readers of Ramez Naam‘s techno-thriller NEXUS will not want to miss the awesome CRUX sequel, to be published August 27.
Ramez Naam is the author of two SF books – Nexus and Crux – dealing with a mind linking nano-drug that he believes theoretically possible. He is also the author of the non-fiction book More Than Human – Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. He serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, is a member of the World Future Society and is a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
This interview originally appeared at The Eternities is republished here with permission.
All seems to indicate that the next decade, the 20s, will be the magic decade of the brain, with amazing science but also amazing applications. With the development of nanoscale neural probes and high speed, two-way Brain-Computer interfaces (BCI), by the end of the next decade we may have our iPhones implanted in our brains and become a telepathic species. Ramez Naam’s great sci-fi novel NEXUS is a fascinating preview. Continue reading The coming Golden Age of neurotech