September 16, 2023
The problem is that the people closest to the technology live with one foot in the future.

New York TimesDesdemona, a robot designed and built by Ben Goertzel, the chief executive and chief scientist of SingularityNET, that performs in GoertzelĂ•s band, on Maury Island, just south of Seattle, June 25, 2023. (Ian Allen/The New York Times)As the sun set over Maury Island, just south of Seattle, Ben Goertzel and his jazz-fusion band had one of those moments that all bands hope for – keyboard, guitar, saxophone and lead singer coming together as if they were one. Goertzel was on keys. The band’s friends and family listened from a patio overlooking the beach.