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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Now THIS is long term thinking

The Singularity is posited as the point where evolution jumps from carbon based systems to silicon based (computers pass humans).

Derived from this paper : Vernor Vinge on the Singularity (1993)

In the Singularity Movement, Humans Are So Yesterday - NYTimes.com

"...the Singularity — a time, possibly just a couple decades from now, when a superior intelligence will dominate and life will take on an altered form that we can’t predict or comprehend in our current, limited state.

At that point, the Singularity holds, human beings and machines will so effortlessly and elegantly merge that poor health, the ravages of old age and even death itself will all be things of the past."

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