from the a-singularity-is-coming dept.
Robin Hanson gave an informal talk titled "The Next Really Big Enormous Thing", which argues that there are reasons, based on historical models to expect that the pace of change may increase soon. He seems to be trying to convince economists and social scientists to take our concept of Singularity seriously, and to start doing active research into what the effects might be. He has a paper giving some of the background and explaining the model on his home page.
He also says he's available to give the talk in other venues.
Know of any groups on the east coast that might benefit from this style of presentation?