What is Singularity?

According to Wikipedia “The technological singularity, or simply the singularity, is a hypothetical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have progressed to the point of a greater-than-human intelligence, radically changing civilization, and perhaps human nature.[1] Because the capabilities of such an intelligence may be difficult for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is often seen as an occurrence (akin to a gravitational singularity) beyond which the future course of human history is unpredictable or even unfathomable.[2]

I have not heard of the “Singularity” before and possibly would not have if I wasn’t doing the programming course on MOOC. Since then I have read few webpages and watched few YouTube and it is fascinating where we could all be heading in technological sense. I have a mixed feeling about the singularity, in that it would be great if all our lives were made easy by the technologies but at the same time worried that we are charting into the unknown territory. You only have to watch the science fiction movies where machines taking over the world and getting rid of the human race etc. I know it is all in our imagination but it could be tantalizing possible.

I am not sure whether Singularity will happen but I have no doubt that something close to it will happen in the near future. There has to be some measured approached in all things technologically related development as we do not want to be in a position where we have lost all control over it. That would be a real singularity problem which will change the course of our planet and our very own existence along with it.

What will the life be like after the singularity? If I were to judge by some of the movies I have seen then we would be in a world governed by anarchist and lawlessness. But that said we may not have any poverty and health problems. Social and economic issues may not be the same as we have it now. There may be other challenges like planet hoping where other aliens may habitat our planet and likewise we may migrate to theirs. The domination of sky and other planets will be the next race for advanced nation to stamp their marks.

About TYW

I am Tenzin from Devon in England but I am originally from Bhutan. It is a small country in the Himalayas. Famously known as the Land of Gross National Happiness. Tashi Delek!
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