Singularity Documentary

by Matthew Eppinette, CBC Executive Director on January 23, 2013

Anyone interested in where science, medicine, biotechnology, and information technology are headed should be interested in the concept of the singularity. Helpfully, a documentary has just been released that topic.

In an interview with The Atlantic, the filmmaker reveals a bit of his journey to understanding the singularity and making the film.

as I interviewed these scientists and technological leaders, I started to see holes in some of the arguments. I began questioning the philosophical and moral implications. The promise of this new future began to lose its luster. If smarter-than-human computers were created, how would they treat their human creators? Would everyone have the means to augment their intelligence or just the rich? What would happen if something went wrong with these super powerful technologies and destroyed everything on the planet? Or if these powerful technologies got in the wrong hands and were maliciously used? Maybe the singularity wasn’t such a good idea.

It will be interesting to see how the film ultimately judges the singularity. The list of interviewees looks to have a range of opinion, and the trailer (below) reveals a high-quality production. I am very much looking forward to seeing the full film.

You can visit the website for the film is http://thesingularityfilm.com/

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