The Singularity

Posted on July 26, 2011 by

The singularity is a common matter of discussion in transhumanist circles. The singularity is the possible future emergence of greater-than human intelligence through technological means. In The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology Raymond Kurzweil proposes how we would be able to augment our bodies and minds with technology. To many this scenario raises the question: Who am I? What am I? What does it mean to be human? To some the singularity is inevitable. To others incredulity that the singularity would even occur. If the singularity does ever occur according to this book there are three scenarios.

  • Heaven
  • Hell
  • Prevail

I myself don’t believe the singularity will ever occur but if it does then the three scenarios above are the most likely. The only positive aspect that I find about this topic is how it raises the questions of humanity and religion despite a near-majority if not all transhumanists being atheists, agnostics or skeptics. Besides that it’s twisted and a nightmare on numerous factors. It’s utterly flawed.

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