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Old 05-03-2012, 11:37 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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If I could give "proof" of some sort, it wouldn't have been covered up very well, right? Nor am I saying it has definitely happened.

At any rate, it's not all that relevant to the discussion.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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Now there's even a Singularity University where you can take classes from
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Started out by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, I believe

http://singularityu.org

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Now there's even a Singularity University where you can take classes from
Tuition is a hefty $25,000 a pop for 9 weeks. Ka-ching! They admit it's pretty steep. They do say it can be offset through scholarships and donations though, I'd guess probably corporate grants as well. Last year they had 80 students out of 2200 applicants. They're hoping for an increase to 120.

Is there a chance that Singularity University won't cost thousands of dollars to attend in the future? - Quora

News Blog: Singularity University: You, too, can study the future
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Default The singularity is near. The movie!

There is a new movie out called the Singularity is Near - the movie. I just ordered the DVD deluxe box set and when it comes in I will watch it and comment on it here. I have already watched Transcended Man so I can't wait to watch this movie.

Here is the trailer from youtube:

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Now there's even a Singularity University where you can take classes from
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Tuition is a hefty $25,000 a pop for 9 weeks. Ka-ching! They admit it's pretty steep. They do say it can be offset through scholarships and donations though, I'd guess probably corporate grants as well. Last year they had 80 students out of 2200 applicants. They're hoping for an increase to 120.

Is there a chance that Singularity University won't cost thousands of dollars to attend in the future? - Quora

News Blog: Singularity University: You, too, can study the future
P. T. Barnum would be proud.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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^

I have to agree. There is really no need to attend the school as everything they teach I can learn on line watching videos. If I was going to spend $ 25,000 I would rather go to an accredited university and get a doctorate that would actually help me and just watch his movies, read his books and look at the lectures on line for free.

Ray Kurzweil is coming to Colorado State University - Pueblo to speak on January 23, 2013. It is part of the distinguished speaker series and its open to the public. I will attend it and talk about it here.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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There is a new movie out called the Singularity is Near - the movie. I just ordered the DVD deluxe box set and when it comes in I will watch it and comment on it here. I have already watched Transcended Man so I can't wait to watch this movie.

Here is the trailer from youtube:

I wanted to update this.

I got the movie in the mail yesterday and am planning a movie night with my friends tonight and will watch the movie and the 3 hour extended interview DVD. I will post my comments tomorrow.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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Individual singularity of a person's brain = enlightenment? What happened to the Buddha?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is not individual singularity but the technological singularity. Big difference.
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