Analysis Of The Technological Singularity In Blindsight By Peter Watson

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The Technological singularity, when computer/human interfaces will become so advanced they’ll be known as superhumanly intelligent, shares the same concept in the book BlindSight by Peter Watts published in 2008. “Maybe the singularity happened years ago. We just don’t want to admit we were left behind” (BlindSight 50). In the book BlindSight, technology faces a new interchange that elaborates on how technology and humans come with inlays that adorn insertions and surpasses the intellectual human mind unimaginably far. The Technological Singularity in the book impacted relationships and the way they changed due to the interface, I think this is due to our needy obsession of always wanting the newest and better technology for the good of ourselves.
The protagonist in this tale, Siri Keeton, a man who loses half his brain as a child due to epilepsy that changes his characteristics, begins to show even less emotions with less thought and spontaneity relates to the
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In the article he argues about how technology’s acceleration is the central feature, where you denote to human advancement such as “Computers that are “awake” and superhumanly may be developed.” With such vast changes in technology that we never thought would come, it’d only be ethical that we’d have some new rules breaking out. “This change will be a throwing-away of all human rules perhaps in the blink of an eye – an exponential runaway beyond any hope of control. Developments that were thought might only happen in “a million years” (if ever) will likely happen in the next century.” Developments that were thought might only happen in a million years are seen in the book BlindSight with the insinuated equivalence of uncertainty by questioning humanity. This abstract idea shows how implacable the technological singularity is by not being able to exactly know what it

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