The Singularity: Brought to You By Google

singularityAs you may already know, there are folks in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) who are big believers in what is called The Singularity–the moment when AI matches and then exceeds human intelligence.  At that point (and this is where that name comes from), human intelligence and digital intelligence are merged into one organism.  According to these folks, once our consciousnesses are embedded in digital medium, we will live forever.  Pretty wild eh?

The most prominent proponent of The Singularity is a fellow by the name of Ray Kurzweil.  Guess who just hired him to usher in his big dream?  The Guardian has the story here.