What Will the Singularity Feel Like?
In a recent article for Scientific American, Vernor Vinge discusses the coming “singularity” and its possible implications. The article is based on a research paper he wrote for NASA’s Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, and was published as NASA CP-10129. It was reprinted slightly in the Winter 1993 issue of the Whole Earth Review.
What will the Singularity Feel Like in our future world? The next question is: “How will we live in such a world?” The Singularity is a moment of rapid change that is characterized by a break in human history. This breaking point is referred to as the Singularity. It’s a point of infinite density and energy, a rupture in the fabric of space-time.
The concept of a technological Singularity was first discussed by Hungarian-American mathematician, computer scientist, engineer, and physicist John von Neumann in the early 20th century. Since then, many other researchers and authors have echoed and modified his idea. This book is an interesting read if you want to understand how we will live in the near future.
The Singularity is a future where new technologies can completely change the way humans live and think. People who lived before the technological leap might not even understand it, and likewise those who came after them will not. Such dramatic shifts in thinking are known as “Singularity.” In mathematics, this term is derived from the word Singular. At this point, we will cease to understand our current reality and be able to make sense of our own experiences.