Next Big Future’s Sander Olson interviewed me (short text here), and Ted Goertzel (Ben’s dad) had me give a guest lecture (1.5hr vid/slides here) for his Singularity Studies class at Rutgers. I didn’t say anything new, but some may enjoy them. Sander tried a bit too hard to quote me as forecasting big change soon; the vid gives a more accurate impression.
I liked and agreed with the horse vs car points.
Living off interest seems likely to be an unrealistic strategy to me - at best this is based on some pretty extreme speculations about what the economy will look like. I think unemployed humans will mostly have to rely on government alms. They will be able to vote for these - but companies will be able to lobby against the associated taxation.
Also, there's quite a bit of talk about emulations - which still does not seem very realistic to me - I think emulations will come last.