Jason Silva

Jason Silva on Singularity Podcast: Let Your Ideas Be Noble, Poetic and Beautiful

October 4, 2010

In today’s edition of Singularity Podcast I’ve had the privilege of doing an interview with Jason Silva. I enjoyed talking to Jason immensely and have to admit that I was fascinated by his impassioned, enthusiastic and poetic take on the singularity and our reach for immortality. If there is one thing, however, that I will personally keep from this first conversation with Silva, it will be the following long but absolutely profound quote from the Imaginary Foundation that he shared with me during the interview: “We live in a society in which spurious realities are constructed by the media, by governments and by big corporations. We are bombarded with pseudo realities fabricated by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated mechanisms. Perhaps for many designers irony is the only possible response to a media space where it’s impossible to distinguish reality [...]

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The Immortalists

May 13, 2010

Following the Turning into Gods teaser trailer for Jason Silva’s doc concept, I am posting another short documentary by him called The Immortalists. In this short 8 min documentary, Jason shares his search for an answer to the problem of death and the failure by all religions and philosophies to provide him with an acceptable one. Thus Jason turned to interview a group of scientists and futurists, whom he broadly refers to as the immortalists, who claim that the problem of death can and eventually will be solved by advancements in technology. Enjoy! And how about you? Do you want to live forever? Related articles by Zemanta Turning into Gods (concept teaser) (singularityblog.singularitysymposium.com)

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Turning into Gods (concept teaser)

May 10, 2010

Turning into Gods is the next concept teaser trailer in a long line of documentaries looking at our technological journey from being mere mortal humans to allegedly becoming immortal gods. Some of the other previously posted documentaries examining the the topic of how technology may provide the means to immortality can be watched in full and include titles such as Human V2.0: Making Gods, Building Gods, Beyond Human, TechnoCalyps, Do you Want to Live Forever, Transcendent Man and the Singularity is Near. Here is the Vimeo movie description about Turning into Gods: “First we build the tools, then they build us” (Marshall McLuhan) TURNING INTO GODS is a new feature length documentary exploring mankind’s journey to ‘play jazz with the universe’… it is a story of our ultimate potential, the reach of our intelligence, the scope of our scientific and [...]

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