The Singularity Summit at Stanford

The Singularity Summit at Stanford is being held on Saturday, May, 13, 2006 from 9 am To 5 pm at the Stanford Memorial Auditorium (the address is 551 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305.) The event is hosted by the Symbolic Systems Program at Stanford University. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required due to limited seating. I will attend and write about the event for both Cybernudism and Frontier Channel.

Several speakers will discuss the Technological Singularity theory. Will this hypothesized event really occur and when? How will humanity react? What trends will lead to the event? On hand are Ray Kurzweil, K. Eric Drexler, Nick Bostrom and many other prominent Singularity thinkers from the scientific and academic communities.

Is this the public unveiling of the Technological Singularity theory? There have already been several bestselling books, widely read essays, conferences and increasing mainstream coverage of the theory, along with expected backlash. However, the Singularity Summit at Stanford may suggest a turning point in the discussion by bringing the idea to an even wider audience.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (, on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).