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    Technological Singularity

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    Let’s get down to business, Ray Kurzweil predicts that in 2045 a singularity will happen. Not just any singularity, a technological one. This means that when the time comes, technology and human capacity will accelerate and merge to become a new and different life-form. This may include machines becoming sentient. Believing in the singularity is a good thing. The singularity will bring up a new age of superhuman intelligence. “According to Ray Kurzweil the advancements in the GNR; genomics, nanotechnology, and robotics will pave the way” (Kurzweil, Ray. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology). Imagine being able cure genetic diseases like hemophilia, color blindness, and cancer. Or being able to cure disease that were once thought to be incurable. The singularity will bring in new technologies like search engines being able to understand human language according to Ray Kurzweil. The thought that many people make, is that when they hear the singularity, black holes, they think that AI or artificial…

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    The concepts Ray Kurzweil puts forth in the documentary The Transcendent Man are both intriguing and frightening. Kurzweil discusses Technological Singularity, also referred to as the “Accelerating Change Thesis”, and it’s meaning as “…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…” Many of Kurzweil’s ideas or predictions regarding the changing of our technological world, stemming from…

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    Violent delights have violent ends "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race” (Stephen Hawking). Hawking divulges that as we approach the singularity, our own creations will render us evolutionarily obsolete. Our great developments over time are the things that have allowed us to make our own tools, languages and commerce but someday instead of creating new technology our innovations may bring us to our own demise. Science fiction writer Vernor…

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    1 2 3 4 Altering the human element with Hybrid Creature lead us to Singularity The digital revolution from the twentieth century provided us with the extended capabilities of the technology. In her “Project Classroom Makeover” Cathy Davidson advocated for education reform by means of increased interactivity in the classroom. In her vision for such an interactivity boost she considered the possibility of reaching that goal with or without technology, but with always with purpose of improving…

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    everything we want to know streamed directly into our brains. While this sounds like an amazing chance for medical advancement this is also an amazing chance for corporate America to use the implants to their advantage advertising in our sleep sending messages directly to our brain. Not to mention that since our brain is controlled by electric pulses putting a machine in there leads to the possibility of mind control and controlling people without their knowledge. Luckily we are not at this…

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    I think the risk is that A.I. would develop a will of its own right off the bat. I think the concern is that someone may use it in a way that is bad.” Musk then explains that the merging of humans with computers is the solution, “If we can effectively merge with A.I. by improving the neural link between your cortex and the digital extension of yourself, which...already exists — it just has a bandwith issue — then effectively, you become an A.I./human symbiote. And if that, then, is widespread —…

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    This point of view is called cultural determinism. Whereas technological determinists believe that technology causes societal changes, cultural determinists believe that society causes technological innovation and change. Essentially, technology is the result of human development. For example, a cultural determinist would say that Facebook does not cause people to lose the ability to communicate face to face, rather those who do not want to communicate face to face use Facebook as a means to…

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    The structure-performance paradigm of industrial economy has been one of the most popular conceptual framework models in analyzing competitive advantages of firms. Porter’s Five Forces epitomize these frameworks, which only focus on analyzing suppliers, customers and the threats of a new entry in the market. While these theoretical frameworks have been helpful in providing insightful information, they hardly reveal the prevailing logic of value creation. As a result, new bases of competitive…

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    Not Impossible Labs and their "Technology for Humanity" Introduction: I. Attention Statement Have you ever imagined how simple, little inventions like these could have such a profound impact in people’s lives? (Insert Photo) II. Topic Today I will talk about a group of inventors called the Not Impossible Labs and their “Technology for Humanity.” III. Importance Not Impossible Labs is a group of innovators and programmers that develop open-source software and creative solutions to…

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    Not Impossible Labs and their "Technology for Humanity" Introduction: I. Attention Statement Have you ever imagined how simple, little inventions like these could have such a profound impact on people’s lives? (Insert Photo) II. Topic Today I will talk about a group of inventors called the Not Impossible Labs and their “Technology for Humanity.” III. Importance Not Impossible Labs is a group of innovators and programmers that develop open-source software and creative solutions to…

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