In November the Institute for the Study of Accelerating Change will hold its annual conference studying the implications of rapid advances in technology. An integral part of that topic is the idea of the ‘singularity’, something which I wrote about while at Phenomena Magazine with a column titled “Becoming the Borg“.
For another, more cynical look at the ‘singularity’, readers might be interested in a new column at the Wired Magazine website titled “The Evolution Will Be Mechanized“, written by Bruce Sterling (which Cernig linked to in yesterday’s news). Sterling is not so sure about jumping on the bandwagon of this sci-fi future, and explains his reasons for thinking so. Some fun weekend reading, and ruminating, when it comes to the topic of the ‘singularity’. Thanks C.