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The Singularity Too: Edelson’s Law

Edelson’s Law says: “The number of important insights that are not being made is increasing exponentially with time.”

What If the Singularity Does NOT Happen? by Vernor Vinge

This would be the flipside of Kurzweil’s Law of Accelerating Returns (1999, The Age of Spiritual Machines), as well as a corrolary to Neil Postman‘s “information glut“.

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The Singularity

If you start scratching the surface of posthumanism as a paradigm, you’re bound to run into one of its most popular contexts: the Singularity.

“The Singularity” is what people like Ray Kurzweil like to call the point at which we– as intelligent beings– evolve beyond our current physical and intellectual capacity and become something “superhuman”. A number of transhumanists predict that the Singularity will happen within the next thirty years or so. Continue reading