Ray Kurzweil on The Colbert Report [video embed]

post by Kevin · 2011-04-17T10:32:51.347Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 8 comments
The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Ray Kurzweil
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comment by XFrequentist · 2011-04-17T16:45:55.024Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Canadian edition.

comment by Kevin · 2011-04-18T02:42:47.525Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is it actually still region blocked? Comedy Central online worked for me when I was in Indonesia, with lots of ads.

comment by XFrequentist · 2011-04-21T15:56:36.505Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, it's blocked in Canada.

I'm quite aware that Canada has some odd regulations regarding access to foreign media, but I'm somewhat disturbed to learn that we're worse than Indonesia.

comment by curiousepic · 2011-04-17T12:54:50.695Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Well that went better than I expected.

comment by Kevin · 2011-04-18T02:42:14.512Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yup. Steven Colbert has commented that he is frustrated sometimes by wanting to sincerely engage a guest but can't because of the limitations of his character. So when he likes a guest, he lobs softball questions and lets them talk.

comment by XiXiDu · 2011-04-17T11:47:53.554Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Our estimate for the total information processing capability of any system in our Universe implies an ultimate limit on the processing capability of any system in the future, independent of its physical manifestation and implies that Moore’s Law cannot continue unabated for more than 600 years for any technological civilization.

comment by Grognor · 2011-11-14T14:24:22.381Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Brought here by this comment, I've been looking for a place to mark down this musing I've had in my head a whole while: Will Eliezer Yudkowsky go on this show to promote his book when it comes out? Should he?

comment by ewang · 2011-04-18T03:26:03.824Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I think this is the first video embed I've seen on Less Wrong. It just...doesn't feel right.