Many of us are probably overreacting a bit to this news, but the announcement certainly evokes visions of a nexus of activities and breakthroughs leading to the Technological Singularity.
The announcement, though, is short on detail and long on self-promotion, but if ever there was a person who should confidently self-promote, it is certainly Ray Kurzweil.
“Kurzweil joins Google to work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing” – KurzweilAI
My second most favorite web series of the year: season 2 of “Husbands”. After a successful Kickstarter, the second season had higher production values and many special guest stars. Each episode was also longer than the first season episodes. The one negative: there were only four episodes in the second season!
Neil Patrick Harris dreams THE LULLABYE – Neil’s Puppet Dreams – first episode of a very risque new series on the Nerdist YouTube channel.
The Outs: State of the Union – by far my favorite web series this year. The perfect mix of humor and angst that suggests online video can reach the quality of award-winning cinema.
Another funny web series about bear culture shenanigans and murder (!) that manages to be pretty risque even for YouTube.
“Gay’s Anatomy” is “Grey’s Anatomy” meets “The Office” by way of “Queer as Folk”. This hysterical web series began its second season in 2012 after a long delay.
The first episode of a new gay-themed web series called “Eastsiders”, starting Van Hansis and Kit Williamson. This is the latest great web series in a year packed full of them.