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December 13 2012

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International Futures (IFs) is a large-scale, long-term, integrated global modeling system. It represents demographic, economic, energy, agricultural, socio-political, and environmental subsystems for 183 countries interacting in the global system. The central purpose of IFs is to facilitate exploration of global futures through alternative scenarios. The model is integrated with a large database containing values for its many foundational data series since 1960. Through this web site IFs is freely available to users both on-line and in downloadable form.
International Futures (IFs)

July 25 2012

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He still believes four pathways could lead to the development of the Singularity by 2030:

  1. The development of computers that are “awake” and superhumanly intelligent.
  2. Large computer networks (and their associated users) may “wake up” as a superhumanly intelligent entity.
  3. Computer/human interfaces may become so intimate that users may reasonably be considered superhumanly intelligent.
  4. Biological science may find ways to improve upon the natural human intellect.
The Singularity and schools: an interview with Vernor Vinge | KurzweilAI

February 28 2012

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Thinking Futures – Futurists

Even if you dont want to become a futurist thinker, you should nevertheless try to achieve as many goals as possible. It will make you a second renaissance man, learned in many different disciplines, cultivated and broad-thinking.
NOTE TO SELF: Follow this rules and strive to learn a little bit of those aspects where my ignorance is total.
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