[ExI] kurzweil movie

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Wed Apr 20 21:08:37 UTC 2011

Max More wrote:
> Spike: Yes, I was a little surprised at not being interviewed for the 
> film. I presume it's either because I'm not famous enough (most 
> likely) or because I'm a Singularity skeptic (but didn't the director 
> include others?).

Overall, the filmmaker seemed to choose people according to some 
non-obvious scheme. I think few good arguments were shown from critics 
or supporters, yet he had apparently filmed a whole host of people who 
did not even appear in the film. But I suspect he was less interested in 
a talking heads movie where people give firm arguments and rebuttals, 
and more a movie about the grand circle around Ray.

> The shots of Ray, Shatner, and me (Natasha was also nearby) were taken 
> at the reception after Shatner's very entertaining and remarkably 
> well-informed talk at the Chicago TransVision conference in 2007. (If 
> it's online and you haven't seen it, I recommend watching it.)
I recognized it, and was pretty amused by knowing that I was indirectly 
in the movie, only visible in reflections in wine glasses and 
chandeliers :-)

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute 
James Martin 21st Century School 
Philosophy Faculty 
Oxford University 

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