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Technological Singularity

The singularity is defined by Ray Kurzweil as the time when technology is advancing so fast that humankind can no longer keep track of it. That is to say, the birth of a super-intelligent artificial intelligence.

It is considered an unavoidable consequence of the exponential growth in technology which by 2029 will see $1,000 of computing power being a thousand times more powerful than the human brain in the near future.

An intelligence explosion occurs when a seed AI becomes powerful enough to improve itself – which means not only is its power improving, but the thing that is improving its power is improving too, leading to a rapid, self-recursive, super-exponential increase in its intelligence.

Technological Singularity News

Ray Kurzweil brings his prediction of the technological singularity forward to 2029

Independent - 13-Mar-2024

Also predicts a new era of hybrid humans and the potential to reverse aging within the next five years


Alex Vikoulov summarises his Syntellect Hypothesis

Alex Vikoulov Blog - 22-Jun-2020

Adapted from his new book that discuses cybernetic immortality


José Luis Cordeiro looks at the positive opportunities from Covid-19

Lifeboat Foundation - 28-Apr-2020

Some interesting figures on how we are able to sequence new viruses faster and faster


New chip makes data operations faster, easier and effective

Independent - 05-Jul-2019

Speeding up new drug discoveries and many other benefits

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Technological Singularity Resources

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The Future Is Faster Than You Think


Book about future written by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology


Examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine

The Singularity Is Nearer

Ray Kurzweil explores how technology will refashion the human race in the decades to come

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100


Vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists written by Michio Kaku



Dystopian book of a thrilling new series written by Neal Shusterman

Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World


This book focuses on the implications of a future society faced with an abundance of human and artificial intelligence written by James D. Miller

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Technological Singularity Blog Posts

Exponential growth in ageing research

Exponential growth in ageing research

How the observation and understanding of smaller and smaller biological units has improved ageing research and medicine

Even better than exponential growth

Even better than exponential growth

Adding more people to the knowledge economy will speed up the already exponential increase in human understanding

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