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Old May 13 2012, 06:51 PM   #9
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

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What singularity?
The Singularity is a concept first articulated by Verner Vinge in the early 1990s. It's the point where human technological progress reaches a point that events beyond it can no longer be predicted -- artificial intelligences far outstrip human intelligence, medical advances vastly alter human lifespans, etc. This is Vinge's original paper; more recently, the Singularity has been termed "the Rapture for the Geeks."

Yeah, I know what it is. I just don't have "faith" it will come to fruition.
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