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.

Resources

Book Technology vs. Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine - Amazon

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

Book Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny - Revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself. - Amazon

Book The Singularity Is Near - Examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine - Amazon

Technological Singularity Blog Posts

Even better than exponential growth
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