Thursday, October 21, 2010

TODAY'S VIP (VERY IMPORTANT POSE)

"An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense "intuitive linear" view. So we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century - it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate).

The "returns," such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There's even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth.

Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity - technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history.

The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light."

~ 'The Law of Accelerating Returns', by futurist/scientist Ray Kurzweil;

[Readers can pop into this link to read the author's many interesting as well as intriguing perspectives about today's accelerating changes.]

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