Singularity (or more specifically Technological Singularity) is that point when humans create machines much smarter than themselves. And since this set of machines are very smart they will manage to create machines even smarter than them. And so on, till us poor human beings, are left far behind in an evolutionary cul de sac.

When will this happen? As usual, scientists differ. A few years ago some mathematicians developed a model that predicted Dec 21, 2012 as the date. In any case, nobody really seem to give it any time beyond the 21st century.

So, just in case you are getting stressed about gobal warming or running out of oil or the disintegration of the Family or anorexia or any of mankind’s current obsessions, take heart. None of this is likely to hurt us much – since most of these will soon be other people’s problems. Or rather other Machines’ problems.

We will be pretty much out of the game.


2 thoughts on “Singularity

  1. Hi Hari,

    Next time you happen to be in Singapore , give us a shout at Singapore Management University’s Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, would love to host you.


    Manager, New Business Incubation
    Singapore Management University

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