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Do you want to live forever? The IEEE’s Spectrum Online offers a great online special report devoted to ‘The Singularity‘ (a possible future point where technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence leads to runaway technological and transhuman innovation). The feature offers video, articles, debates and more, including input from writers, researchers and experts on the topic of the singularity (Ray Kurzweil, Vernor Vinge etc), consciousness (Christof Koch), and the limits of science (John Horgan).

Definitely well worth browsing through the feature, there’s a lot of thought-provoking content there. Though I’ll be more impressed the day singularity proponents include an ‘old-school’ “survival of death” researcher in their forums, to debate whether we should actually be trying to prolong physical life forever…