Ray Kurzweil

The Burnout and Escapism Issue

The Death of Death

What young people can learn from a society of aging immortalists trying to live long enough to live forever.
Annalies Winny
12.6.18
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘Do You Trust This Computer’ Is a Documentary That Taught Me Nothing About AI

I trust artificial intelligence more than the companies that make it. But that’s not what this film is about.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.9.18
turing test

Can a Machine Be Conscious?

Three neuroscientists argue that the architecture of consciousness in the human brain can help create artificial consciousness.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.1.17
Art

These Abstract Paintings Are Made by Slashing Blades Across Canvas

Shannon Finley’s large abstract works vibrate with tension.
B. David Zarley
9.25.16
thump news

Steve Aoki Is Getting Cryogenically Frozen

He was inspired by influential technologist Ray Kurzweil to make the move.
Alexander Iadarola
8.24.16
Film

AI Takes Over a Detroit Car Factory in This Short Film

Glimpse into the start of the Singularity in Factory Fifteen’s latest short, ‘ANA.’
Nathaniel Ainley
3.22.16
god

Evangelical Christian or Transhumanist? A Quiz

Test your knowledge!
J.M. Porup
6.14.15
Stuff

Meet the Doctor Who Believes He Can Live to 150 By Taking 100 Pills Per Day

We spoke to Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov about his belief that humans are capable of living to a century-and-a-half, and asked why anyone would actually want to.
Adam Forrest
4.29.15
Culture

What If One Country Achieves the Singularity First?

The possibility of a nationalistic singularity poses some scary ethical questions.
Zoltan Istvan
4.21.15
Goodbye Meatbags

Please Kill Me (Eventually)

Techno-utopia’s promise of “immortality” is scary and gross.
Maria Bustillos
4.16.15
Stuff

Philosopher John Gray Believes Humanity's Desire for Freedom Is a Lie

We talked to him about Gnosticism, torture, and the economic crisis.
Johannes Niederhauser
4.6.15
Art

Your Personal Data Forms the Basis of This Interactive Doc

Immerse yourself in French filmmaker Antoine Viviani's experimental documentary experience featuring interviews with Ray Kurzweil and Paul Miller, among others.
DJ Pangburn
2.13.15
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