“Episode 158 Yak About Today – Eclectic Mix” Hawkings, Startup wants your Brain, George Washington
So, I’m missing Stephen Hawkings. Totally taken by a startup that wants my brain to digitize it, but they say they have to kill me first. So, I signed up. And finally Did George Washington try to warn us about Donald Trump.
Not One New “Yak About” Show this Week! Just 75 of Them and
Two New Apps
To my friends and family. Merry, Happy, Good, Happy – Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, New Year to all.
Soooo, In the new year, we will see a new and improved “Yak About” on the I Heart Radio Stations. In advance, for those of my friends and family that miss me Yakity Yaking in their ear, I want to share with you first ever “Yak About” App. where you can now listen non-stop to my voice.
In addition to new shows and new guests, the new apps will allow you to listen live, have access to app only broadcasts (where we can say naughty words). And you’ll even be able to chat with me during the broadcasts.
So download the apps today. Our goal in the new year is to bring you a new listening experience that will help you “BE BETTER, HEALTHIER AND MORE INFORMED THAN ANY GENERATION THAT CAME BEFORE”. Best in the New Year – David (Yak) Yakir
May 16 2016 “Yak About” Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity and More
Ray Kurzweil and The Singularity
Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future
WE OWE THIS STORY TO Jason Dorrier and Sveta McShane, singularityhub.com
The Singularity and More
Over the last several decades, the digital revolution has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. The pace of progress in computers has been accelerating, and today, computers and networks are in nearly every industry and home across the world.
one of my favorite authors is Ray Kurzweil and his book The Singularity Is Near, presents one of my favorite and believable visions of the future.
According to Kurzweil’s law of accelerating returns, technological progress is moving ahead at an exponential rate, especially in information technologies.
The basic concept is that today’s best tools will help us build even better tools tomorrow, which fuels the acceleration of technology.
As the pace continues to accelerate, we always ask ourselves what surprising and powerful changes are in store us ?
On this show, we will discuss threee three technological areas Kurzweil believes are poised to change our world the most this century. Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics Of all the technologies riding the wave of exponential progress, Kurzweil identifies genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics as the three overlapping revolutions which will define our lives in the decades to come. In what ways are these technologies revolutionary? • The genetics revolution will allow us to reprogram our own biology. • The nanotechnology revolution will allow us to manipulate matter at the molecular and atomic scale. • The robotics revolution will allow us to create a greater than human non-biological intelligence.