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Fastforward Radio -- Virtual Worlds and the Future of Personality

The World Transformed, Part 7

Are we living in the Matrix? Can we be sure? And even if we're not, are there reasons why we might want to live there?

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Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome a distinguished panel to discuss our future in virtual worlds, our future virtual selves, and Nick Bostrom's Simulation Hypothesis, which argues that we are already probably living in a computer simulation.

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Archived recording available here:

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About our guests:

Dr. Bruce Katz is a leading thinker and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence. He is the Chief AI Scientist at ColdLight Solutions and the author of Neuroengineering the Future: Virtual Minds and the Creation of Immortality. drbrucekatz.JPG
Michael Anissimov is a science/technology writer and consultant. He is the creative force behind one of the leading futurist blogs, Accelerating Future. He is a co-founder of the Immortality Institute, the Media Director for the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and the Fundraising Director for North America for the Lifeboat Foundation.

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Greg Campbell is an Intel alumnus and veteran of several Internet startups. He is an information technology consultant, virtual worlds researcher, and contributing editor to h+ Magazine, where he writes under the name Surfdaddy Orca. Recent articles related to the show's topic include Brain on a Chip and Games that Design Themselves. surfdaddy.JPG



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