The State Press | Technology reaches a critical point

October 29, 2012

The State Press — October 29, 2012 | Caleb Varoga

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According to Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near, the singularity is “an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly non-biological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today — the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.”

Kurzweil describes singularity as an exciting and progressive movement, but while there’s nothing to fear yet, according to hundreds of scientists, engineers and businessmen that attend a yearly Singularity Summit, we should still pay more attention to the implications of an ever-increasing intelligence and lifespan for humanity. […]