Kevin Kelly, the author of The Inevitable, talks about what technology wants, consciousness of AI, and why we should be optimistic about the future.
Archive for category: Virtual Reality
Podcasts about virtual reality from the Future Thinkers Podcast by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova
FTP053: Ramez Naam – Reasons To Be Optimistic About the Future
Ramez Naam, computer scientist, futurist and author of five books, including The Nexus trilogy and The Infinite Resource, discusses intersections between blockchain, energy and transport, taking responsibility for the use of technology, and creating a positive future.
FTP045: Amber Case – Calm Technology and Human-Machine Interactions
MIT and Harvard researcher Amber Case talks about how to make human-technology interactions more unintrusive, healthy, and productive
FTP034: Duncan Trussell – Apocalypse and Cognitive Vertigo of Reality
Duncan Trussell talks about the apocalypse, climate change, terrorism, existential risk, propaganda, and how psychedelics can lift the veil of Maya illusion
FTP033: Vince Meens – Blockchain – The Building Blocks for a New Society
Blockchain technology has been making its way into the mainstream over the last year. Far from its anarchist-leaning Bitcoin beginnings, it has been getting adopted by large banks and governments like Dubai.
FTP032: Aric Dromi – Smart Cities of The Future
Smart cities of the future: Aric Dromi, the futurologist at Volvo, talks about how VR, AI, and Blockchain will transform our cities in the coming decade
FTP030: Robin Hanson – The Age of Em: 1 Year After We Upload Ourselves to The Internet
Brain emulation, also known as mind uploading, is a concept that has fascinated science fiction writers and futurists for decades. This is the theoretical idea of scanning a brain - or a mental state - and copying it into the computer. Although no such technology currently exists, many prominent...
FTP005: Minecraft, Virtual Reality, and The Simulation Hypothesis
When you start questioning the nature of human experience - how or why we perceive things the way we do, - very quickly, what we think of reality begins to unravel. You realize that most of "reality" is constructed in our minds. Our brains are always being selective about...
FTP003: The Fermi Paradox – Why Don’t We Have Convincing Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life?
The Fermi Paradox states that on one hand, the probability of alien civilizations is high. On the other hand, we don't have any convincing evidence that such civilizations do exist. There are many proposed explanations for this paradox - some of them quite simple, some complex, and some outright...