Monday, March 14, 2011

The Singularity Hypothesis

The Singularity Hypothesis: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment

Springer has commissioned an edited volume about the singularity hypothesis and related questions, such as the intelligence explosion, acceleration, transhumanism, and whole brain emulation. The book shall examine answers to central questions which reformulate the singularity hypothesis as a coherent and falsifiable conjecture, examine its empirical value, and investigate its the most likely consequences.

The volume aims to use the standard toolkits of scientific enquiry and analytic philosophy to answer questions about the singularity hypothesis. Chapters will consist of peer-reviewed essays addressing the scientifically literate nonspecialist in a language that is divorced from speculative, apocalyptic, and irrational claims.

More information can be found at
http://singularityhypothesis.blogspot.com/

Important dates:

* Extended abstracts (500–1,000 words): 15 March 2011
* Full essays: (up to 7,000 words): 30 September 2011
* Notifications: 30 February 2012 (tentative)
* Proofs: 30 April 2012 (tentative)

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