Loading...

Daniel H. Wilson on Singularity 1 on 1: We Can't Win Against Technology -- We Are Technology!

1,910 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jun 12, 2012

http://www.singularityweblog.com/dani...

Daniel H. Wilson earned a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of The New York Times best selling science fiction novel Robopocalypse and a columnist and contributing editor for Popular Mechanics magazine. He has also written: How To Survive a Robot Uprising, How to Build a Robot Army, A Boy and His Bot and Where's My Jetpack?.

Robopocalypse is not only one of Amazon's top books for 2011 but, most notably, Steven Spielberg is directing a film based on the novel, scheduled for release in April of 2014.

Most recently Daniel published a book called Amped dealing with issues of human enhancement.

By now you will not be surprised that I was very happy to get Dr. Wilson on Singularity 1 on 1. During our discussion we cover a wide variety of topics such as: being a scientist versus being a writer; making fun of Hollywood, then, going over to the dark side and becoming part of it; technological progress or lack thereof for the past 40 years; Robopocalypse -- the book and the Spielberg movie; why superhuman AI will not be preoccupied with exterminating humanity; being a writer and telling a story that people can relate to; tips on writing visually powerful content; Robogenesis -- the sequel to Robopocalypse; Amped and what happens when technology becomes part of our bodies; whether technology makes us more powerful or more vulnerable.

I have to say that I enjoyed talking to Daniel H. Wilson as much as I enjoy his books. Hope you do too.

Loading...


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...