Transcendent Man (2009) by Robert Barry Ptolemy

We’re two days away from a new year, and maybe closer to what Ray Kurzweil defined as the Singularity. To welcome the new era, and to not abandon this blog, I’m cross-posting my old entries from my Tumblr to this space, beginning by this trailer of quite an interesting movie.

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The whole idea of a singularity causes mixed emotions. From “weird”, to “freaky” to, “I can’t wait”, this doesn’t leave anyone neutral. Where does the human stop in the singularity, and when do we become a Homo Electronicus, or is the singularity in itself the definition of a Homo Novus, if you will? Isn’t the point of the singularity to forget there ever was a gap between human and technology? And was there ever really a gap?


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