Singularity.FM Podcaster and Author, Nikola Danaylov was recently recognized as an Amazon #1 International Best Seller for his new book, “Conversations with the Future: 21 Visions for the 21st Century.” “Conversations with the Future” reached #1 on Amazon’s U.S. and Canadian Best Seller lists in several categories including: Biotechnology, Data Modeling and Design (U.S.) and Artificial Intelligence, Systems Analysis & Design (CANADA), as well as #1 new book release in Bioinformatics. Conversations with the Future includes interviews with Scientists and Futurists: Vernor Vinge, Ray Kurzweil, Marvin Minsky, Hugo De Garis, Noam Chomsky, Natasha Vita-More, Kevin Kelly, Salim Ismail, Michio Kaku, Jeremy Rifkin, Geordie Rose, Suzanne Gildert, Stuart Hameroff, David Ettinger, Marc Goodman, Michael Fossel, Marshall Brain, Andreas Antonopoulos, James Barrat and Karl Schroeder.
In “Conversations with the Future,” Danaylov interviews Scientists and Futurists who offer 21 visions for the world as humanity moves from the beginning of the 21st century into the future. Danaylov explained, “I wrote this because my podcast listeners and blog followers demanded I write a book about the technological singularity, artificial intelligence and transhumanism. I’m excited to share with a wider audience what only a select few scientists and futurists have been discussing about the future of humanity and our interactions with technology as it unfolds.” Danaylov is very passionate about the need for people to learn more about where they are headed in the future as humans approach what he, and others, term the “technological singularity.” In essence, the idea of the technological singularity is that it is the point where technology created by humans (such as Artificial Intelligence) is smarter and more capable than its creator.
Danaylov’s trademark style is asking questions in the manner of teaching though the Socratic method. He works to make the reader or listener stop and think about the future and understand that there are many possibilities, but if humans wish to have control over how to future unfolds they must first make some decisions and take control of creating the future that they want, the one they choose for themselves. Recently, he explained: “Our world is a big global chessboard, and we all have a move to play – be it individually – as private citizens, or collectively – as nations, businesses and organizations. We live in a world of exponential change where our technology has a huge multiplier effect. If, for simplicity, all of our civilization is currently equal to 1, the future will not merely add another 1 so that we end up with civilization of 2. No! We live in a time of exponential technology and disruptive change so the future will add a 0 and we’ll end up with 10, as in 10X. Ten times more information, coming at us ten times faster with ten times the impact and ten times more opportunities. We will experience ten times the danger while fighting off ten times more distractions.”
Best Selling Author, Seth Godin who has been interviewed on Danaylov’s podcast, Singularity.FM, explains it like this, “The question is: Who is in the world putting themselves out there saying things from their heart that are interesting, challenging, filled with dignity and respect, but also forward-thinking? There are a scarce number of people doing that and Nikola Danaylov is one of them.” Danaylov, affectionately nicknamed “Socrates” by his followers, doesn’t want to tell people what the “right” answer is, or to convince them to believe in any one “best” vision of the future, but to get them to form their own opinions and ideas. His interviews have had 4.2 million downloads and Professor Roman Yampolskiy has called him the ‘Larry King’ of the Singularity. According to Science Fiction Author, Robert J. Sawyer, “The worst thing humanity can do happens when somebody comes along and says, ‘Here’s what you must believe!’ The best thing humanity can do is ask questions.”
Learn More About Nikola Danaylov
Nikola Danalov is a #1 Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Futurist, Strategic Adviser, popular Blogger and Podcast Host. Nikola Danaylov has spoken at public events on topics ranging from technology, transhumanism and the technological singularity to new media, blogging and podcasting. He has been ranked within the top 10 people the AI Elite follow on Twitter, profiled in Next Stage Rising Stars Magazine and has been interviewed himself for numerous documentary films, blogs, podcasts, magazines and newspapers. Nikola’s Singularity.FM interviews have had over 4 million views on iTunes and YouTube and have been featured on international TV networks as well as some of the biggest blogs in the world, such as BBC, ArteTV, TV Japan, io9, The Huffington Post, ZDNet and BoingBoing. The Singularity.FM podcast is the first, most popular and widely recognized interview series in the niche.
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Conversations with the Future is available online at Amazon. To purchase a copy of the book online visit: http://amzn.to/2kcseK9
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