Just off special screenings at NASA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Doug Wolens’s documentary THE SINGULARITY will premiere on the giant silver screen at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre. An awesome venue for the premiere of the most comprehensive and insightful documentary film about the singularity to date.
Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species and re-design matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human? Director Doug Wolens speaks with leading futurists, computer scientists, artificial intelligence experts, and philosophers who turn over the question like a Rubik’s Cube. Ultimately, if we become more machine-like, and machines more like us, will we sacrifice our humanity to gain something greater? Or will we engineer our own demise?
Q&A with filmmaker Doug Wolens to follow the screening.
Show times: 4pm and 8pm — 75 minutes
THE SINGULARITY will be shown together with Doug’s earlier films BUTTERFLY (2000) and WEED (1996)
Tickets now available through Brown Paper
Tickets: http://thesingularity.brownpapertickets.com/ One ticket is good for all 3 films!
For more information go to: http://www.thesingularityfilm.com
Official event listing: http://www.thesingularityfilm.com/castro
The Castro Theatre listing: http://www.castrotheatre.com/s-events.html#sep16
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Among those featured in this documentary well-known in the Foresight community are Ray Kurzweil, Christine Peterson, Ben Goertzel, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Aubrey De Grey, Ralph Merkle, Brad Templeton, and Chris Phoenix.