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XXIII.6 November-December 2016
Page: 63
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Keeping progress on the long and winding road


Authors:
Evan Barba

  Lately I’ve been having a lot of conversations about the Singularity [1]. The last time the Vinge/Kurzweil idea was a hot topic of discussion among my students, about four years ago, the prevailing mood was one of deep skepticism. This time around, though, it’s a very different story. The core tenet of singularitarianism, that the accelerating evolution of technology will continually augment human minds, bodies, and cultures until they are inseparable and boundless, is nearly a given for many of my students. When I introduce some of the critiques of perpetual exponential growth—models of predator-prey relations or bacterial growth…




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