This is going to be difficult to understand, but I'll take a stab at it. As I get older, I find that I feel more in touch with people that lived in other times.
EX: When you're a kid and read about Mutiny on the Bounty or WW2...those people may as well be aliens. But when you're older, you think "Mutiny on the Bounty was just FOUR of my lifetimes ago. Those people wern't aliens. They had the exact same fears and desire for life that we all do."
So when people talk about 'singularities' and how unrecognizable the future soon will be....I'm skeptical.