Maximum PC | The Singularity: Five technologies that will change the world (and one that won’t)

June 21, 2011

Maximum PC — June 21, 2011 | David Gerrold

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In math, a singularity is a point where a function demonstrates extreme behavior. The Singularity, as defined by Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil, will occur with the technological creation of superintelligence.

Such a world may be impossible to predict because us poor present-day humans are unable to comprehend what superintelligent entities will want or how they’ll behave to achieve their goals. [...]