The meaning of human freedom, the perils of AI and the role...

The meaning of human freedom, the perils of AI and the role of VR in our future


Hello listeners! Welcome to a very special episode of the EnterVR podcast. On today’s show I speak Manish Gupta, James Blaha, Aaron Frank and Steve Gerhman. Come along as we discuss the future of the human species.

1:00 Catching up with James and Manish from Vivid Vision.

2:40 Catching up with Aaron Frank from Singularity University.

5:00 Why game engines are awesome.

6:00 How far are we away from being able to control thought and memory? Will VR become the human thought control interface?

8:00 Sword Art Online Spoilers start here:

11:30 Where does VR fit in, in the eventuality of us having 1 trillion connected devices?
(Read the book “What technology wants” by Kevin Kelly.

21:00 How will we deal with grieving when we can live longer than any other humans that came before us?

24:00 Discussing the universal basic income.

28:00 Finding an economic solution to climate change.

34:00 Why the universal basic income paired with the Metaverse economy will save humanity from the AI economy.

37:00 How long do we have before civilization collapses because of the AI economy?

40:00 Why the rise of AI will be bad for the human species.

46:00 What goals should we give AI? What are we suppose to do with AI once its born?

49:00 Today’s recurrent neural networks can give you the ability to do amazing things.

55:00 Ex Machina spoilers begin here.

59:00 What will the first human brain augmentations look like?

1:01:00 Discussing transcranial direct current stimulation devices.

1:05:00 How much do we know about the human brain in 2015? Discussing Opti genetics.

1:10:00 The importance of philosophy in our time. What does it mean to be free?

1:21:00 What is the likelihood of AI not killing us all?

1:26:00 What would you say to your future self of 10 years from now? Being able to record our experiences and reliving our memories in VR.

1:29:00 The business model of the first AI? Using AI for Cybercrime? What is crime?

1:34:00 What will human organization look like in the 21st century?

1:37:00 (as of June 12th 2015, TPP has been blocked by the U.S House of Representatives). How to fight back corporate interests that want suppress a free and open internet.

1:42:00 What does it mean to be a millennial? How will this generation be remembered? What is the purpose of being human?

1:48:00 How will we keep up with the pace of change as the future seems to accelerating towards us?

1:49:00 Closing thoughts and how to stay in touch.

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