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2010-12-30
THE SINGULARITY HYPOTHESIS: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment Call for essays, edited volume, to appear in The Frontiers Collection, Springer

Springer has commissioned an edited volume in The Frontiers Collection (which deals with forefront topics in science and philosophy) 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, in particular those associated with existential risks.

Seeking to promote this debate, this edited, peer-reviewed volume shall be concerned with scientific and philosophical analysis of the conjectures related to a technological singularity. We solicit scholarly essays offering a scientific and philosophical analysis of this hypothesis, assess its empirical content, examine relevant evidence, or explore its implications.  Commentary to selected essays will be solicited to develop the discussion.

Important dates:

  • Extended abstracts (500–1,000 words): 15 January 2011  
  • Full essays: (around 7,000 words): 30 September 2011
  • Notifications: 30 February 2012 (tentative)
  • Proofs: 30 April 2012 (tentative) 

We aim to get this volume published by the end of 2012.

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2011-03-06
THE SINGULARITY HYPOTHESIS: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment Call for essays, edited volume, to appear in The Frontiers Collection, Springer
Reply to Amnon Eden
Extended abstracts submission deadline has been pushed back to 15 March 2011