- I did an Ignite at the YxYY event in Palm Springs a few weeks ago. The video is now available for download.
I'm not sure I'm crazy about the way the talk came out -- I can get kind of tongue-twisted when I do a public speech, and some technical issues with my slides threw me off pace.
But it's a subject I feel really deeply about. I'm concerned that we're failing to incorporate hacker values into the next generation of technology products, and that the "open" community is failing to field players into the next level of competition.
I also believe that technological change is accelerating and that our ability to correct this problem is going to become almost impossible. We need to start building the Singularity we want to have into every piece of software we make.
I realize it sounds pretty wackadoo, but we live in a wackadoo work.Show all 14 repliesGreat talk! I'm skeptical of singularity (of various definition) by 2035, but mere continued knowledge/computer/automat/robot/e14n of everything supports call to action. Another reminder to complete post on FS as SF (in part as criticism of sketchiness of FS argumentation).
Kurzweil's "singularity" prediction has been 2045 since at least his last book, and I got the impression he's being overoptimistic from reading various commentaries on it. But robot overlords are near, even if a strong AI singularity isn't.
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