With Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity being debated by various prominent speakers, this series of video provides a “rational” look at the Technological Singularity prediction.
Douglas R. Hofstadter: Trying to Muse Rationally about the Singularity Scenario
K. Eric Drexler: Productive Nanosystems: Toward a Super-Exponential Threshold in Physical Technology
Bill McKibben: Being Good Enough
Cory Doctorow: Singularity or Dark Age?
Christine L. Peterson: Bringing Humanity and the Biosphere through the Singularity
John Smart: Searching for the Big Picture: Systems Theories of Accelerating Change
Eliezer Yudkowsky: The Human Importance of the Intelligence Explosion
Sebastian Thrun: Toward Human-Level Intelligence in Autonomous Cars
Nick Bostrom: Artificial Intelligence and Existential Risks
Ray Kurzweil: Follow Up
SSS Speakers: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A – part 1
SSS Speakers: Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A – part 2
(Source: YouTube | Roland Pihlakas )