SingularDTV (S-DTV), the blockchain entertainment studio which partnered with ConsenSys to build a smart contract-based rights management platform for film and television on the Ethereum blockchain, has announced the production of its first original television series: Singular. Singular is described as an epic sci-fi adventure about the human race’s journey into a theoretical technological Singularity – where eventual advancement in technology leads to the creation of a human/machine super intelligence.
Evotion Media Producer Kim Jackson (Blue Caprice, Inside Man, Munich) has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Singular and will lead Season 1 into production on October 3, 2016. Principal photography will commence in New York City, Puerto Rico and Panama. The television series will serve as the use case around which S-DTV builds out its rights management platform.
Zach LeBeau, CEO of S-DTV, noted: “Singular is an international television series, which will be produced and distributed worldwide through the S-DTV portal. It’s a multi-lingual series, featuring a cast from the United States, Russia, China, and several other countries. Singular strives to bring cultures closer together through great science fiction that inspires the imagination. The Singular multiverse depicts a positive future of possibilities and discovery.”
Futurist Ray Kurzweil, who popularised the term ‘technological Singularity’, describes it as an exponential increase in the advancement of various technologies. These technologies transform people as they augment their minds and bodies with genetic alterations, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence, leading to a human/machine intelligence of infinite power that radiates outward from the planet until it saturates the Universe.
Taking place between the years 2021 – 2045, Singular will follow an international cast of unlikely characters as decentralization scales and artificial intelligence becomes conscious, ultimately leading the world into a technological Singularity.