31 Oct '12, 7pm

Film Review: The Singularity

Will technology so radically alter human existence that it is literally impossible to imagine what life will be like in the 22nd century? Ray Kurzweil and a contingent of like-minded thinkers believe so, and that beyond the so-called singularity lie advances in nanotechnology and biotechnology that will reengineer our environment and ourselves at a fundamental level, and perhaps even eliminate death.
 Then there are those who believe that this vision is little more than wish fulfillment. Doug Wolens’s latest documentary, released 1 November, captures the argument between the two sides. The Singularity takes the form of a series of intercut interviews, with animations illustrating various points (intentionally or not, they’re a little reminiscent of how entries in the fictional Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy were depicted in the classic BBC television adaptation).
 Wolens...

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