Final Step in our evolution... soon
Within thirty years, we will have the technological
means to create superhuman intelligence.
the human era will be
- Kurzweil has a new site heralding his latest
Due out September 22, 2005
pages of updated Singularity reading!
(Ray Kurzweil, 2002)
25 years, we'll reverse-engineer the brain and go on to develop super-intelligence. Extrapolating the exponential growth of computational
capacity (a factor of at least 1000 per decade), we'll expand inward to the
fine forces, such as strings and quarks, and outward. Assuming we could
overcome the speed of light limitation, within 300 years we would saturate the
whole universe with our intelligence.
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logarithmic explosion of technology, driven by Molecular Nanotechnology and advanced
AI, will surely enable the
Singularity in much less than 100
estimates cluster around 2030!) We need more time... but time and progress waits for no one.
human can guess, let alone predict
what the 'other
side' of the Singularity will be like. With molecular and atomic control of matter,
and hyper-fast molecular computer systems enhancing our intelligence, 'Humans'
will transcend our
we arbitrarily and dynamically define
ourselves, both physically and intellectually, we step through the
Singularity! I want to take that step.. will you
tiny contribution to the survival and transformation of our species is this
site.... to introduce you to the concept of the Singularity & Transhumanism.
is a long and arduous journey between the dawn of sentience and the security of
the journey is now short in years, we still have many treacherous
obstacles to overcome. My wish to us all is that we make it to the
(and in the navigation bars) are some links that will start you on your path to understanding this
incredible, humanity transforming event...
Steps to understanding...
- (The 1993 article that introduced the idea of The
to the singularity (Singularity Institute)
- (I consider myself SL3, struggling with SL4...)
- (Kurzweil's projections of a Singularity around 2030!)
'allow' the Singularity?
it's inevitable... we can't stop
it. If humans survive at all, the singularity
is going to happen.
if we had a choice... the Singularity is
our only hope for survival. Existential
risks abound, and life itself is tenuous.
history may be brief without the Singularity.
This is the core argument for the entire
movement: A posthuman future may be our
species' only chance for any legacy at all.
- Talk to transhumanists about the
nightmares of a blitzkrieg of nanites
turning the world into "gray goo,"
the dark vision of human mutants in
rebellion, or the specter of killer robots
on the loose, and they'll calmly remind you the
earth has an expiration date.
Climate change, natural or not, could break
civilization in mere thousands of years;
cosmic catastrophes will snuff out the
survivors later. If anything is to remain of
us, we'll need to settle around other stars."
existential risk is one where humankind as
a whole is imperiled. Existential
disasters have major adverse consequences
for the course of human civilization for
all time to come."
articles at Kurzweilai.net
(Most Excellent collection
navigate 'The Brain', just click on any subject in the linked matrix, and enjoy!
Brain at kurzweilai.net: Singularity
on the Singularity at kurzweilai.net
has published The
Ray Kurzweil Reader, a collection of essays by Ray Kurzweil on virtual
reality, artificial intelligence, radical life extension, conscious machines,
the promise and peril of technology, and other aspects of our future world.
Singularity Pages on this site:
When we will be like the gods
Staring Into The Singularity
Music from the Singularity
First alien will be AI