RAP NEWS 28: The Singularity – feat. Ray Kurzweil & Alex Jones

RAP NEWS 28: The Singularity – feat. Ray Kurzweil & Alex Jones

Hello friends, we’re back and this time we’re delving straight into the future!

Today we travel into the pure world of sci-fi to investigate the much vaunted, mysterious potential future event known as ‘The Singularity’. What will a machine consciousness mean for humanity? What are the ethical, political, military and philosophical implications of strong A.I.? And what would an AI sound like when spitting rhymes over a dope beat? All this and more shall be revealed in Rap News 28: The Singularity – featuring a special appearance from famed technocrat, futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil, in full TED talk mode; everyone’s favourite warmonger, General Baxter; and we welcome back the dauntless info warrior Alex Jones, who last made an appearance in RN6. Join Robert Foster on this epic Sci-Fi quest into the future/past of humanity.

Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home studio in Melbourne, Australia, on Wurundjeri Land.

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* This episode features two incredible pieces of music.
1) ‘Forces of Tyranny’ by Dysphemic. Can be heard as part of this epic mix:
2) ‘Eye Earth pt 2’ by Sk’p http://soundcloud.com/skiponline/eye-…
* A.I. acting by Zoe Amanda Wilson (AKA Zoe Umlaut)
* A.I. voice by Lucy Cahill
* All other acting by Hugo & Giordano; all other vox by Hugo.
* Video effects, animations and TED background created by Jonas Schweizer (aka Kookybone)
* Sci-fi props by Zoe Umlaut of Umlautronics
* Make up for Alex Jones and Ray Kurzweil by Rosie Dunlop
* Filming assistance and syncing/keying by Damian Tapley
* Wigs styled by Rose Chong costumiers
* Thanks to David Rawlinson for writing the code for A.I. Consciousness boot up; and for many conversations about singularities; to Adam Ferguson for feedback on script; to Bill Skermer for lending his megaphone to Alex Jones; and to Jason Chalmers for lending his Keytar to Ray Kurzweil.
* Captions sync’d by Koolfy from http://nurpa.be
* Website assistance by Zoe Tame: http://www.visualtonic.com.au
* Video and music edited by Giordano.

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  • Benjamin May

    Can you start downloading your videos on to YouKu (chinese youtube) some are on there any way by other people but its hard to get on to your video’s in china ether via your site and youtube is blocked. If its possible to put chinese subtitles in chinese that would be great too. Some times I use a VPN and can watch them but I can often. Some of your videos would be really good to show others.