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
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. [...]