News Ticker
  • Accelerating Tech

    Signs of the Times

    Phil and Stephen ask whether current developments make the Singularity more plausible. The “Father of Artificial Intelligence” Says Singularity Is 30 Years Away At the World Government Summit in Dubai, I spoke with Jürgen Schmidhuber, [...]
  • Entertainment

    The Cloverfield Paradigm

    Phil and Stephen discuss the latest entry in the Cloverfield series. Is it a fun addition or a major disappointment? Plus we look at the whole movie franchise phenomenon. Someday soon will all movies be [...]
  • Philosophy

    The Renaissance Cyborg

    Specialization Is for Insects, Part 2 (This is a follow-up to our discussion on Realizing Possibilities…Fast back in December. ) What kind of knowledge and skills will we need to thrive in a world where [...]
  • Exploring Possibilities

    Keeping the Lights On

    Stephen Pinker argues that the Enlightenment is the key driver behind massive improvement that is taking place in a number of different areas. He claims the enlightenment is working. Phil and Stephen discuss whether they [...]
  • Accelerating Tech

    Stem Cells Made to Order

    Phil and Stephen review more reasons that this is a great time to be alive. The little lizard with the big genome. Making skins cells into stem cells — three different ways! The check-in procedure [...]
In the Spotlight

Extra! Voyage of the Space Roadster!

by Phil in Accelerating Tech 0

Phil and Stephen reflect on the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, and Starman’s drive to the asteroid belt. What is Elon Musk up to? Is this all just a publicity stunt? Or was [...]