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Bleeding edge and Future computing

This worth reading conversation is from Singularity hub, singularityhub.com the discussion group of Singularity University which I find is the most thoughtful on the effects of new technology……

(Singularity refers to the time in the near future when common computers will have more than the power of the human brain and be tightly integrated with it )

Chiming in : Ego Centric (Google Glass) individual recording becomes multi centric,

…. we can see through others eyes, via their recording, what they (don’t) see and choose (not) to focus on in a situation (and thereby insight to who they are as a person)

…dashboard meta info about that as collective societies …instant plebiscite, hive/cyborg mind..

…not just person to computer… but person to computer to everyone… to all of recorded history and present real time sensors (analyzed through your algorithms of choice, and Symantec not just numeric databases )…. talk about informed, realtime, decisions ….

… machines can be the Quants (numerical analysts) of massive real world big data………..

……while we act more as court judges (utilizing whatever are still uniquely human attributes) over their presented cases for the paths of human actions….

Hey, I was one who saw Twitter as a garage level Barcamp presentation and thought. ” Who would want that? ” ….. Jordan Lederer

On 6/4/2013 8:39 PM, Paul wrote:


that is correct
my thoughts are that the natural progression of computing on and near the body has been
1. The smart phone or the computer in the pocket and in the hand
2. wearable computers or pc on the body. give it three or four years and just like smart phones everyone will adjust to
3. Computers/computing IN the body and near Singularity

The faster wearables take off the closer we will get to the singularity



On Jun 4, 2013, at 10:45 PM, “Richard \”Cybertuna\” Fortuna” > wrote:

I think the point is that when wearable electronics become more than just the occasional Bluetooth headset, when our portable devices become more of who we are and less a device we hold, people will start to appreciate the reality of our cyborg nature, and the idea of the Singularity will become more believable. I don’t really agree with this point though. The real dividing line will be the brain machine interface. When we have a wearable headset or handset that can be directly and FUNCTIONALLY controlled with our minds. I’m talking about thought-to-text, thought-to-command kinds of interfaces. Those will be the point that people will see where we are really going. We have to break the biological barrier and start integrating tech into the bodies of normal, healthy human beings to augment their abilities directly. At that point, I think understanding will dawn and Kurzweil’s body of work will hit the mainstream market.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Gijs Leenders wrote:

Hi Paul,

Could you elaborate on why you think the process of extensive life logging as enabled by wearable electronics or memoto would create the conditions in which people get used to the singularity as Kurzweil imagines it. I have always felt it is more through education and websites (and communities) like the Singularity Hub that people could become more atuned to the changes afoot, not merely by somewhat egocentrically recording their own lives.

Just curious to see how you think this forms the first step in singularity.

All the best,



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