Tag Archives: Singularity

Suggested Reading – Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears

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Paradigm Shift: The Singularity Sentience threatens Earth in the shape of a massive ship contained within a deady energy cloud in Star Trek the Motion Picture.

[I]f you’ve spent any time on this site or listening to our netcasts at PIDRadio.com, then the concept of ‘the singularity’ is not new. Transhumanist proponent Ray Kurzweil has been predicting a coming singularity moment, when the ‘law of accelerating returns’ brings us to a technological/biological merging of man and machine–yielding an artificial intelligence that can fine-tune its own programming. This biomachine would then expand to the cosmos, consuming and transforming the universe into mere components of itself. Finally this new construct would BECOME the universe, though in a new, godlike way. The universe would become sentient. Continue reading

I Sing the Brain Electric: Science Moves Another Step Closer to Artificial Intelligence

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A robotic ‘grandmother’ says goodbye to her family in ‘I Sing the Body Electric’.

[I]f you’re my age, then you must remember the Twilight Zone episode ‘I Sing the Body Electric’. The script was written by none other than scifi icon, Ray Bradbury, who based the title on a Walt Whitman poem of the same title.  The TZ episode featured three children who had lost their mother, so their father took them to a place called Facsimile Ltd. to design their very own robot ‘grandmother’. If you’ve not seen the program, I won’t spoil it, but you’ve learned enough to realize why I’ve chosen to title this post ‘I Sing the Brain Electric’. Continue reading