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    a claim that contradicts the claims made by Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge regarding “singularity” stating, “While we suppose this kind of singularity might one day occur, we don’t think it is near. In fact, we think it will be a very long time coming.” Alan lays out the article by providing the claims Kurzweil mentions in his article, and provides statements and evidence that contradicts them. He begins his article by providing the main thesis statement and claims made by two futurists, Kursweil and Vinge relating singularity. He then provides a counterclaim and develops his own thesis statement that disagrees with the timing of singularity. He comes up with a theory called “ the complexity brake” and also defines…

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    It seems to me those who advocating singularity is actually playing up the omnipotent potential of human being; a behavior reminds me of “Playing God." Singularity does provide a seemingly dazzling and infinite future of human being, but the truth is that human knows it better than any other creature that nature state of life is struggling due to limited amounts of power. For example, the reason why people love SiFi is that they have something to anticipate and it is such an expectation that…

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    Technological Singularity

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    Let’s get down to business, Ray Kurzweil predicts that in 2045 a singularity will happen. Not just any singularity, a technological one. This means that when the time comes, technology and human capacity will accelerate and merge to become a new and different life-form. This may include machines becoming sentient. Believing in the singularity is a good thing. The singularity will bring up a new age of superhuman intelligence. “According to Ray Kurzweil the advancements in the GNR; genomics,…

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    The Singularity

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    Create a Mind” and “The Singularity Is Near”, explains the significance of technological advancements and what their relationship with us will be in the future. The singularity that Kurzweil speaks of is when there’s a change…

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    Transhumanist Subculture

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    Subcultures and Social Trends: The Transhumanists – The Singularity and Modern Cyborgs http://s25.postimg.org/s6106wapr/binary_1536617_180.jpg It is estimated that somewhere around the year 2045, a technological singularity will occur- the point at which artificial intelligence outstrips human capacity; only it’s not quite the story as James Cameron portrayed it in his groundbreaking movie *The Terminator*. Rather, it would seem the singularity is closer to The Borg from the Star Trek Next…

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    The concepts Ray Kurzweil puts forth in the documentary The Transcendent Man are both intriguing and frightening. Kurzweil discusses Technological Singularity, also referred to as the “Accelerating Change Thesis”, and it’s meaning as “…a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed…” Many of Kurzweil’s ideas or predictions regarding the changing of our technological world, stemming from…

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    Violent delights have violent ends "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race” (Stephen Hawking). Hawking divulges that as we approach the singularity, our own creations will render us evolutionarily obsolete. Our great developments over time are the things that have allowed us to make our own tools, languages and commerce but someday instead of creating new technology our innovations may bring us to our own demise. Science fiction writer Vernor…

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    The Future Of Singularity

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    Ray Kurzweil defines Singularity, as a future period in which a technological change will be so rapid and it’s impact is so profound that every aspect of human life will be irreversibly transformed. Us being in the twenty-first century signify that the humanity stands on the verge of the most transforming and thrilling period in its history. Taking an instance of a computer, where technology were meant to be kept in home and used for not too long are now being transformed to our one of the most…

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    The future holds infinite possibilities and with such an unknown sense of what is coming, one often finds it difficult to pinpoint what awaits the human race in the future. One possibility about a hypothesized turn of events that is primed to take place in the future is known as the Singularity, which is contingent upon the belief that technological machines will surpass humans in terms of intelligence and population size. In his text The Singularity is Near, Ray Kurzweil outlines his…

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    Pan Ku Case Study

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    What are the similarities and/or differences with the cultural explanation and the model chosen? (Suggested as a table) Similarities Differences Cosmic Egg explanation and the Big Bang Theory. .Both agree that the universe had a beginning and is not infinite. .Both believe in a singularity. .The Bang is a scientific theory and Pan Ku is a story. .The P’an Ku explanation is that the universe was contained in an egg which split open to create the universe and the earth. The Big Bang Theory…

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