Singularity & Technology

What is technological singularity?

The tech singularity is the theoretical emergence of super-intelligence through technological means. In a not too distant future we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. After that we can only speculate what will happen, but what is certain is that what we consider human will be different.

The first use of the term “singularity” in this context was by mathematician John von Neumann. Neumann in the mid-1950s spoke of “ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in the mode of human life, which gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we know them, could not continue”. The term was popularized by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge, who argues that artificial intelligence, human biological enhancement, or brain-computer interfaces could be possible causes of the singularity.

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