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Entries in Jason Silva (2)

Tuesday
Feb222011

The Caravan 035: Jason Silva Interviews Barry Ptolemy

The Singularity seems to be popping up quite frequently in the news these days.  TIME magazine just  put out an article on Ray Kurzweil. Barry Ptolemy is releasing his film Transcendent Man spring of this year and there have been numerous discussions around the web including Robin Hanson's talk on technological singularity featured on the Library of Economics and Liberty site.

My friend Jason Silva recently sat down with Barry Ptolemy for a meeting of the minds where they explore the idea of merging biologies with technology, exponential growth, and the evolution of evolution.  Ptolemy's Transcendent Man follows the ideas of Ray Kurzweil, futurist, inventor, and author of The Singularity Is Near.  The film features discussions and commentary with Ray Kurzweil, Colin Powell, William Shatner, and Stevie Wonder as well as many others within the scientific and political communities.

Meeting of the minds with Transcendent Man director Barry Ptolemy from jason silva on Vimeo.

Saturday
Oct232010

The Caravan 031: Hybrid Realities & Turning Into Gods

Late July, I was lucky enough to be a part of a salon on relationships in cyberlife hosted by Hybrid Realities and Science House.  Hybrid Realities explores human-technology co-evolution and its implications for society, business, and politics.  It's run by Ayesha Khanna and her husband Parag Khanna, both who I respect immensely. Ayesha recently set up a dinner for her good friend Jason Silva who is in NYC for the month.  Jason did a fascinating documentary called The Immortalists which talks about tinkering with human biologies and merging with technology to overcome biological restrictions.  The film profiles philosophers and scientists on the subject matter.  Below is a teaser for the feature follow up Turning Into Gods.

TURNING INTO GODS - 'Concept Teaser' from jason silva on Vimeo.

 

Although we don't agree about everything, I find Jason's outlook on death and technology to be extremely interesting and the documentary itself to be engaging.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing Turning Into Gods in its entirety. Below are the ideas that will be explored in the film.

Some thoughts on Art + Inspiration, Love, Apotheosis and Engineering Divinity from jason silva on Vimeo.