An elderly couple, revived from cryonic preservation, face the joys and challenges of a second life in the distant future. "Critic's Award for Excellence" for Best Short Film at FilmFest Twain Harte, 2014. Starring Jared Abrahamson, Joslyn Jensen, and Jennifer Lafleur. Written and directed by John Harden. Feature-length screenplay available. For more information, please visit NewTheMovie.com.
How can humans ever hope to push back and delay the ever growing power of software based artificial intelligence? Well, Dr. Louis Rosenberg – founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, believes that human swarming may be able to amplify human intelligence and buy us some time, if not change the outcome entirely.
During our 86 min conversation with Louis Rosenberg we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: how and why he got interested in AI, virtual and augmented reality; his motivation and main goals; why groups are smarter than individuals; his dream of amplifying human intelligence; the dangers of software based AGI; being a vegan and respecting [i.e. not consuming] other intelligences; his latest company Unanimous AI; the definition of a swarm and its differences from both a herd and a crowd; his platform computer interface for human swarming called UNU; predicting the Oscars with a human swarm; flocks of birds and schools of fish versus swarms of bees; swarms of experts as a super-expert; Miguel Nicolelis‘ brain-to-brain computers; collective intelligence and the Borg…
“Silenced Yet Speaking” (1996) is an interplay of poetry, allegory and soliloquy. Although the viewer cannot hear the words, their meaning becomes secondary to the trance-like image playing to an electronic mix, animating into a series of repetitious movements. The concept of "Silenced yet Speaking" reflects upon the Humanist approach to "man" and the influence of male-dominant themes in the arts and the lack of the female voice - the human, cyborg, transhuman and posthuman.
Produced by BBC Films UK
Directed by Christopher Spencer
Cast: Natasha Vita-More
Editor: LA Video
WE WILL LIVE AGAIN looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. The film follows Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99 deceased human bodies stored at below freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. The Institute and Cryonics Movement were founded by Robert Ettinger who, in his nineties and long retired from running the facility, still self-publishes books on cryonics, awaiting the end of his life and eagerly anticipating the next.