It’s the first time you’re reading/hearing the terms like technological singularity, transhumanism, life extension, cryonics, mind uploading and artificial intelligence, then check out this list of articles. It provides great starting points for exploring each topic:
The Technological Singularity:
17 Definitions of the Technological Singularity
Top 10 Reasons We Should Fear The Singularity
Top 10 Reasons We Should NOT Fear The Singularity
Vernor Vinge on Singularity 1 on 1: We Can Surpass the Wildest Dreams of Optimism
Greg Bear, Ramez Naam and William Hertling on the Singularity
Singularity 1 on 1: James Barrat on Our Final Invention
Noam Chomsky: The Singularity is Science Fiction!
Hugo de Garis on Singularity 1 on 1: Are We Building Gods or Terminators?
Steve Omohundro on Singularity 1 on 1: It’s Time To Envision Who We Are And Where We Want To Go
Marvin Minsky on Singularity 1 on 1: The Turing Test is a Joke!
Roman Yampolskiy on Singularity 1 on 1: Every Technology Has Both Negative and Positive Effects!
Chris Eliasmith on Singularity 1 on 1: We Have Not Yet Learned What The Brain Has To Teach Us!
A Transhumanist Manifesto
Ted Chu on Singularity 1 on 1: The time has come to set a higher goal!
Zoltan Istvan: The Transhumanist Wager Is A Choice We’ll All Have To Make
Question Everything: Max More on Singularity 1 on 1
Anders Sandberg on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are All Amazingly Stupid, But We Can Get Better
Transhumanism 101 with Natasha Vita-More
Nigel Ackland on Singularity 1 on 1: Ordinary…Extraordinary – Life with a Bionic Arm
Cyborg Luddite Steve Mann on Singularity 1 on 1: Technology That Masters Nature is Not Sustainable
Kevin Warwick on Singularity Podcast: You Have To Take Risks To Be Part Of The Future
Kevin Warwick on Singularity 1 on 1: Be/Come the Cy/Borg
Chris Hables Gray on Singularity 1 on 1: We Need Strong Citizenship!
Godfrey Reggio on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are in the Cyborg State!
The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant
Terry Grossman on Singularity Podcast: Live Long Enough To Live Forever
The Debate of the Ages: This House Wants to Defeat Ageing Entirely
The Immortalists: David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg on Singularity 1 on 1
A Video Introduction to Aubrey de Grey: Renowned Gerontologist Moves Away from Immortality
Bill Andrews on Singularity 1 on 1: Ageing is not going to cure itself!
Aubrey de Grey’s Singularity Podcast: Longevity Escape Velocity May Be Closer Than We Think
My Video Tour of Alcor and Interview with CEO Max More
David Ettinger on Singularity 1 on 1: Take Steps and Be Prepared!
Andy Zawacki Gives Us A Tour of the Cryonics Institute
Ken Hayworth on Singularity 1 on 1: Brain Preservation is the Logical Lifeboat
George Church on Singularity 1 on 1: Inactivity and Complacency Are The Most Dangerous Ideas
Andrew Hessel on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Fear Synthetic Biology
Raymond McCauley on Singularity 1 on 1: Be Your Own Scientist – Try It And See
Breaking News: ByoLogyc CEO Chet Getram on the BRX Virus Outbreak
The Singularity is Nearer: EU Commits 1 Billion To Fund The Human Brain Project
Randal Koene on Singularity 1 on 1: Mind Uploading is not Science Fiction
David Chalmers on Singularity 1 on 1: We Can Be Rigorous in Thinking about the Future
Singularity 1 on 1: Randal Koene on the Ethics of Mind Uploading
Introduction to 3D Printing
Bre Pettis on Singularity 1 on 1: Take your passion and apply a MakerBot to it!
3D Printing: Is Bio-Printing the Future of Organ Replacement?
Gabor Forgacs: We live in a time when it is really difficult to say “This is impossible!”
Christine Peterson on Singularity 1 on 1: Join Us to Push the Future in a Positive Direction
Frank J. Tipler: The Laws of Physics Say The Singularity is Inevitable!
Singularity 1 on 1: Are Science and Religion Mutually Exclusive or Complementary?
The Importance of Doubt, Asking Questions and Not Knowing
Death is Not Destiny: A Glimpse into The Transhumanist Wager
Death to Death! [I Won’t Go Gentle Into That Good Night!]
If Death Is Natural Then Why Are Some Immortal?
Peter Diamandis on Singularity 1 on 1: Singularity University is Starfleet Academy for the World’s Biggest Challenges
Dan Barry on Singularity 1 on 1: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t Reach Your Dreams
Salim Ismail on Singularity 1 on 1: We Are Already Gods, We Might As Well Start Acting As Such
Don’t Accept Me to Singularity University: My Top 10 Reasons Why I Should Not Be Accepted
Top 5 Tips for Applying to Singularity University
Bitcoin: The Financial Singularity is Here
Andreas Antonopoulos on Singularity 1 on 1: “Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!”
Vitalik Buterin on Singularity 1 on 1: Ethereum is a Decentralized Consensus Platform
Arthur Traviss Corry on Singularity 1 on 1: Give Bitcoin a Try!
Reference : This blog is originally published by “Singularity Weblog“
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