Wed, 23 March 2011
Topics: Life Extension and how long he expects to live; how the old "core literacy" is no longer valid; the accuracy of Ray Kurzweil; artificial intelligence and the singularity; patent reform; big pharmaceutical companies; Bryan's H-plus video website of conference presentations and his Quantified-Self project; the importance of cheap gene sequencing and the even greater importance of cheap gene synthesis.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 23, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 35 minutes]. This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on March 12, 2011.
Bryan Bishop is Assistant Director for research and development for the non-profit organization Humanity Plus (which focuses on Human enhancement technology). He speaks at conferences on open source hardware and do-it-yourself biology. He does software development and fund-raising to promote both software and hardware development within the open source community. He runs the open manufacturing group on the web (a community group where they talk about these topics). And he has a background in mechanical engineering and computational neuro-science.