Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk
^You're missing the point. The singularity is about as certain as the rapture. In other words, it's not. There is no guarantee that technology will advance at an accelerated rate especially in all areas. You need to temper your optimism with some realism. Things don't always work out.
See my answer above
CarlSaganQuoted: “The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”