October 12, 2011
Technology Review — October 12, 2011 | Paul Allen & Mark Greaves
Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of smarter and smarter machines will soon outrun all human capabilities. They call this tipping point the singularity, because they believe it is impossible to predict how the human future might unfold after this point.
Once these machines exist, Kurzweil and Vinge claim, they’ll possess… read more