Originally from the United States, Danny has a Masters in International Studies from the University of Sydney, where his research thesis focused on how the impact of the Internet disrupts human thinking and collaboration.
A CEO of a technology startup by trade, Danny pursues a personal interest in how the Internet is shaping human evolution and is currently working on his first tentatively titled book, “How The Internet Saved Your Life, The Universe and Everything”.
At Sydney’s VIVID Festival, Danny recently debated the impact of A.I. and why the ‘rise of robots’ may not, in fact, be mutually exclusive of our own reality. Based on the very real possibility that there is another life form on another planet that is at least 1000 years more advanced than we are (let alone millions of years), posing a ‘simulated reality’ theory, that we may be some sort of advanced AI simulation or experiment, may not be as out there as it seems.
Danny will explore the striking similarities between the ancient concepts of most religions and what science is uncovering now about how life exists; if we remove the linguistic semantics that limit human communication, we effectively end up with the same results. What if we’re all just talking about the same thing?
The audience will be taken on a journey through some of the other major ‘what if’ moments in history which were considered ridiculous, and even heresy, at the time (e.g. world is round, evolutionary science), to current concerns around advancing A.I. technology. But the question for today may not be ‘what if robots take over the world?’ but ‘what if they already have?’.