What Will the Singularity Feel Like?
The technological Singularity is the future point in time where science has advanced so fast that the human mind can no longer keep up. The world will have little resemblance to today’s world – humans will be fused with computers and robots will be superhumanly intelligent. Nanofactories will create items that humans cannot, reducing material scarcity and eliminating the need for human labour in practical situations.
In 2006, Ray Kurzweil published his book The Singularity Is Near and predicted the fusion of human and computer civilization. Kurzweil’s argument was very simple: progress would be instantaneous, and computers would combine with other technologies, including humans. The impact of this event on the future of humanity is not yet clear, but it is an important question to ask. This is because full artificial intelligence may result in our extinction.
The Singularity will occur when AI reaches the level of human intelligence. Some humans will fight this development, but those who reject AI will be left behind. Humans who ignore AI will still be behind, while those who work with AI will be the centaurs of the future. So, the question is, “What will the Singularity Feel Like?”
The Singularity is not a distant future, and there are many predictions and theories on how it will happen. Many AI experts believe that the artificial intelligence will pass the Turing test by 2050. Other participants predict that AI will reach third-grade level intelligence or superhuman intelligence by 2075. Some of these predictions seem conservative based on a survey conducted by the AGI-09 conference, which was attended by more than nine hundred AI experts.