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he exponential growth of technology, often referenced to an observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, highlights the fact that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits has continued to double every year since the integrated circuit was invented, a theory dubbed now as ‘Moore’s law’. Moore correctly predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future causing technologists to envisage a not-too-distant time when machines will outgrow humans in terms of intelligence
1958 quoted in conversation
Book Erewhon (nowhere backwards) Utopian satire of Victorian England
This is Boltzmann’s formula for the entropy of a macroscopic system of particles, which says that the entropy s is proportional to the logarithm of the number N of microscopic states consistent with that macroscopic state. The constant kB is there to get the units right.
The next frontier
Father of DNA with James Watson, 1962 Nobel Laureate
MIND MAPPING AND MACHINE INTELLIGENCE: Are We at the Beginnings of a Technological Singularity?
Mind Mapping and
Are We at the Beginnings of a
1. The state of being singular, distinct, peculiar,
uncommon or unusual 2. A point where all
parallel lines meet 3. A point where a measured
variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value
Hi Steve this is Ray Kurzweil- I wanna tell you about our
future. I estimate that by around 2045 we will have
expanded our own intelligence a billion fold by merging
with the artificial intelligence we’re creating
That’s such a profound transformation for human
civilization that we borrow this metaphor from physics
and we call it ‘Singularity’
In about 15 years we’ll get to a point where we’ll be
adding more time than is going by, indefinitely
There will be a hybrid of the biological and non-
biological, but the non-biological part of ourselves will
also be a part of our consciousness
brains into a
Build the software
to host Brain
Sounds like a
load of science
to me …
December 17, 1903 December 25, 2013
Human Flight Capabilities
March 7, 1876 September 12, 2012
Human Communication Capabilities
"ever accelerating progress of technology and changes
in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance
of approaching some essential singularity in the history
of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know
them, could not continue".
John von Neumann
And in the next 100 years?
You’ve got to
Oh man, I think
I’m having a fat
“There is no security against the ultimate development of
mechanical consciousness, in the fact of machines possessing little
consciousness now. A mollusc has not much consciousness. Reflect
upon the extraordinary advance which machines have made during
the last few hundred years, and note how slowly the animal and
vegetable kingdoms are advancing. The more highly organized
machines are creatures not so much of yesterday, as of the last five
minutes, so to speak, in comparison with past time.”
“ a conference to transcend mortality by decoding
the brain and the blueprint of consciousness in order
for us to upload ourselves to an eternal future”
We’re gonna live forever, we’ll never
The Next Frontier
“the mysteries of the mind can be solved -- soon. Mental illness,
memory, perception: they're made of neurons and electric
signals, and to find them we need to build a supercomputer
that models all the brain's 100,000,000,000,000 synapses.”
Henry Markram, Blue Brain
"You, your joys and sorrows, your
memories and your ambitions, your sense
of personal identity and your free will are
in fact no more than the behavior of a vast
assembly of nerve cells and their
Connectome- map neuron by neuron,
synapse by synapse.
The Brain as a
$110 million =
Darpa - $50 million
National Institutes of Health- $40 million
National Science Foundation - $20 million.
“DARPA’s mission is to
surprise to the US, but
also to create
technological surprise for
ACTUV: A project to build an unmanned Anti-submarine warfare vessel.
Adaptive Vehicle Make: Revolutionary approaches to the design, verification, and manufacturing of complex defense
systems and vehicles.
ArcLight (missile): Ship-based weapon system that is capable of striking targets nearly anywhere on the globe. It is based
on the Standard Missile 3.
BigDog/Legged Squad Support System: legged robots.
Integrated Sensor is Structure
Boomerang (mobile shooter detection system): an acoustic Gunshot Location Detection System developed by BBN
Technologies for detecting snipers on military combat vehicles.
CALO or "Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes": software
Combat Zones That See: "track everything that moves" in a city by linking up a massive network of surveillance cameras
Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System
DARPA XG: technology for Dynamic Spectrum Access for assured military communications
EATR An autonomous tactical robotic system
High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System
High Productivity Computing Systems
Human Universal Load Carrier battery-powered human exoskeleton
MAHEM Molten penetrating munition
MEMS Exchange MEMS[clarification needed] Implementation Environment
MeshWorm, an earthworm-like robot.
Mind's Eye: A visual intelligence system capable of detecting and analysing activity from video feeds.
Persistent Close Air Support
Phoenix: A satellite project with the aim to recycle retired satellite parts into new on-orbit assets. Launches in 2016.
Protein Design Processes
Proto 2: a thought-controlled prosthetic arm
DARPA Silent Talk: A planned program attempting to identify EEG patterns for words and transmit these for covert
Satellite Remote Listening System: a satellite mounted system that can eavesdrop on a targeted area on the surface of the
planet in coordination with satellite cameras. This project is in its infant stage.[when?]
SyNAPSE: Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics
System F6: Fractionated Spacecraft demonstrator
XOS: powered military exoskeleton
Transformer: flying armoured car
XDATA: Processing and analyzing vast amounts of information.
The most interesting idea
incubator on Earth?
soldiers via either
implanted or external
electrodes linked to
interfaces that would
allow soldiers to
control a jet or other
And then what after??!!