Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Technological singularity

From Wikipedia
In future studies, a technological singularity (also referred to as just the Singularity) is a predicted future event when technological progress and societal change accelerate due to the advent of superhuman intelligence, changing our environment beyond the ability of pre-Singularity humans to comprehend or reliably predict. This event is named by analogy with the breakdown of modern physics knowledge near the gravitational singularity of a black hole.
Ray Kurzweil has a new book on this subject, but the ideas go back 50 years.

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