Technological Singularity References

The Technological Singularity, that near-term point in time (2030?) when technology advances beyond humanity’s ability to comprehend it, will not be comprised of a single trend or a convergence of a few choice trends. It is a black hole sucking in all progress and breaking all rules in the process. The technological singularity sits so prominently on our horizon that one almost expects a visible manifestation of it to suddenly appear in our sky.

While public awareness of the technology singularity is low, it appears to be tugging on human affairs just like the gravity of an approaching black hole. Singularity-related conferences measure their attendance in the few hundreds. The number of books on the subject is multiplying, a few articles have begun to appear in magazines and newspapers, some military experts have begun analyzing the impact of such an event on the society, and a vibrant community of enthusiasts is growing along with a companion community of opponents to the idea.

There are many places on the net to learn more about the Singularity:

Books on the subject include:

A search for “technological singularity” in any search engine will provide a plethora of links and one site will often lead to many other interesting sites and further information on the subject.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype.  His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).