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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.

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Alex Vikoulov

Futurist, author and CEO of Ecstadelic Media Group

Humanity's Future: How Technology Will Change Us

Amazon

Book about futurism and technology written by Jay Friedenberg.

Living in the Age of the Jerk - author talk

22-Oct-2020

Join the debate with Michael Baxter at London Futurists

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny

Amazon

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.

The Singularity Is Near

Amazon

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

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Technological Singularity Blog Posts

Even better than exponential growth
15-May-2013

Even better than exponential growth

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

Recent News

Alex Vikoulov summarises his Syntellect Hypothesis

Alex Vikoulov Blog - 22-Jun-2020

Adapted from his new book that discuses cybernetic immortality

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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

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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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UN reports massive growth in AI patents

United Nations - 31-Jan-2019

No mention of artificial general intelligence (AGI) which will be the real revolution

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The singularity is not near

Salon - 13-May-2018

Excerpt from “Live Work Work Work Die" by Corey Pein.

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