Singularity Rising - An Evening with Author & Economist James D. Miller
February 15, 2013
In Ray Kurzweil's New York Times bestseller, The Singularity is Near, the futurist and entrepreneur describes the singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine. The singularity is triggered by the tremendous growth of human and computing intelligence that is an almost inevitable outcome of Moore's Law.
Since the books publication, the coming of singularity is now eagerly anticipated by many of the leading thinkers in Silicon Valley, from PayPal mastermind Peter Thiel to Google co-founder Larry Page. The formation of the Singularity University, and the huge popularity of the singularity website kurzweilai.com speak to the importance of this intellectual movement.
But what about the average person? How will the singularity affect our daily lives, our jobs, our families, and our wealth? Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer and More Dangerous World focuses on the implications of a future society faced with an abundance of human and artificial intelligence.
James D. Miller, an economics professor and popular speaker on singularity, reveals how natural selection has been increasing human intelligence over the past few thousand years and speculates on how intelligence enhancements will shape civilization over the next forty years.
This event will be held at the Lexington Depot. The cost is $10.00. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register, using a MasterCard or VISA please contact Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043.