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Ted Kupper
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This week's podcast is on the future of suffering--particularly how it'll be eradicated throughout the living world. David Pearce, author of The Hedonistic Imperative, is our guest. 
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+Jon Perry and I review the new documentary THE IMMORTALISTS in this week's podcast, about Aubrey De Grey and Bill Andrews. If you are in NY or LA, I encourage you to go. Others can request a screening via their site (click through for link).
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Join us and guest +John Danaher for an in depth look at the growing threat of Algocracy. #podcast   #technology  
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My podcast Review the Future now has it's own Twitter handle. Follow for episode updates as well as bite-sized bits of futurism. http://www.twitter.com/RTF_Podcast
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Whiplash.
Tesla's "D" unveiling hasn't quite started yet, but USA Today has taken the wraps off for Elon Musk & Co (update: the article has been removed).
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A little buzzwordy and content poor but nice to see pols thinking about this stuff.
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Really informative podcast today about the exploding field of VR. 
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On the whole I'd say I'm more optimistic than this author and I think he still subscribes to a small amount of mysticism (ie no I don't suppose that 'inefficiencies' are what makes us human) but I'd like to see much more of this type of even handed and well researched mainstream punditry. The the end of the article is a close approximation of the reasons +Jon Perry and I wrote LET GO (letgomovie.com): "On the way to robots and computers taking more and more of our jobs, we can’t just write off the people whose livelihoods are eliminated as losers and moochers, or take it on faith that enough new human jobs will be created. As we embark on a wholesale “editing” of biology’s “errors,” we also cannot assume that the cornucopia of bioengineered health and longevity will magically trickle down."
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+Jon Perry and I are seeking to hire an artist to help turn our indie scifi film script into a graphic novel. Here's the post with details; please share with any interested artists.
Hello! We are writers seeking an artist to collaborate with us in the creation of a roughly 70 page graphic novel. The graphic novel will be adapted by us collaboratively with you the artist from a film script (124 pages) we have already written. The story focuses on a typical family in a ...
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I hope Robin Hanson is right about this, but I'm not convinced. I think a huge class of tasks involving visual pattern recognition and small-motor dexterity are about to get automated more or less all at once. The next huge category of jobs that include creative and analytical judgement as a key component might be very far off beyond that, or maybe not. I'm not sure.

"One way to understand this is in terms of the distribution over human jobs of how good machines need to be to displace humans. If this parameter is distributed somewhat evenly over many orders of magnitude, then continued steady exponential progress in machine abilities should continue to translate into only slow incremental displacement of human jobs. Yes machines are vastly better than they were before, but they must get far more vastly better to displace most human workers."
~1983 I read two articles that inspired me to change my career. One was by Ted Nelson on hypertext publishing, and the other by Doug Lenat on artificial intelligence. So I quit my U. of Chicago physics Ph.D. program and headed to Silicon Valley, for a job doing AI at Lockheed, and a hobby doing ...
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What are the limits and benefits of prediction? A very special meta-episode of Review the Future. #podcast   #prediction   #futurology  
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Hey +Artem Kaznatcheev, your article was the inspiration for this episode, so thanks very much for the +1!
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This week on the podcast we tackle the evolving role of the sharing economy. Will it help people monetize slack resources or hasten technological unemployment?

#sharingeconomy   #podcast   #technologicalunemployment  
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