What is the singularity, you ask?
That answer is both simple and complicated. To a certain degree, it can be defined, and to an equally certain degree it’s, uh, uncertain.
The singularity deals with man and technology. It is the theory that at a certain point in the trajectory of technological improvement technology will exceed every aspect of the capabilities of man, and as a result, humanity will have to adapt and become one with their machines or be left behind.
It is an era defined by rapid technological improvement caused by intelligence more knowledgeable, more creative, and more powerful than any technology or human today.
To quote Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of Wired Magazine, it is the point when “all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes.”
It is an era that will not just test what it means to be human, but what it means to be living. Where philosophies such as government, religion, and individualism will be thoroughly dissected and radically altered.
It is is either an evolution in humanity, or a mass extinction that gives rise to smarter artificial beings.
It is unstoppable, it is fast approaching, and it is an era that, due to our intelligence, we cannot see beyond.
The singularity is our future, and it is up to us to not make it our end.