Live talk today: Implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the Search for ETI
Today, the SETI Institute will host Ray Kurzweil, the director of the singularity University. He will discuss the implications of the Law of Accelerating Returns for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. The talk can be seen in live on the web and will start at 1pm PDT (July 2).
Here the abstract: The law of accelerating returns (which states that the key measures of information technology progress at an exponential not linear rate) has important implications for our interpretation of the Drake formula and the likelihood of finding ETI’s in our light sphere. Ray Kurzweil will present this special lecture for the Singularity University (http://singularityu.org) and the SETI Institute.
It looks interesting and I am very curious to see what he will say. If you want to see the talk in live, it will be broadcast on the web at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ray-kurzweil.
I am attaching the flyer of the talk. If you miss it, It will be later available on our Colloquium series webpage: http://www.seti.org/csc/lectures and on iTunes.
See you there virtually maybe?