Friday, August 13, 2010

A Call to Arms

In 1993 Vernor Vinge coined the term “The Singularity.” Like many great ideas and visions, it was not recognized at the time as having great importance to humanity. Unlike many great ideas, it didn’t matter if it’s importance was recognized, since the Singularity is inevitable.

The Singularities main theme deals with the advance of technological progress and it’s historical characteristic of growing at an exponential rate. This exponential growth is referred to as Moore’s Law and was first documented by Gordon Moore in 1965. He observed that the number of transistors that can inexpensively be placed on an integrated circuit has doubled approximately every two years. The same exponential growth can be found in processing speeds, and memory capacity of computers as well. Vinge poses that this exponential growth will lead to an “imminent creation of entities with greater than human intelligence.” The graph to the left from shows an example of this exponential curve.

Following is a list of possible ways that Vinge argues that the singularity might develop.

  • The development of computers that are "awake" and superhumanly intelligent. (To date, most controversy in the area of AI relates to whether we can create human equivalence in a machine. But if the answer is "yes, we can", then there is little doubt that beings more intelligent can be constructed shortly thereafter.
  • Large computer networks (and their associated users) may "wake up" as a superhumanly intelligent entity.
  • Computer/human interfaces may become so intimate that users may reasonably be considered superhumanly intelligent.
  • Biological science may find ways to improve upon the natural human intellect or biology.

One of the major arguments that Vinge made in 1993 was that within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended. This quote was made 17 years ago!

The purpose of this blog is to raise awareness and provide hard evidence that the inevitable singularity is happening as we speak. We will give evidence of the superhuman intelligent entities that already surround us. We will review technological tools and artificial intelligences in order to define their threat level. We will discuss the singularity in fiction and movies, as we can learn from these science fiction thinkers how the singularity can affect us, and how to fight it. We will provide survival tools and methods that you can use to subsist through the inevitable fall of man.

Humans need to unite! This blog is a call to arms. The singularity is happening and there is nothing we can do to stop it! We can only prepare for and be aware of it. We are the cyborgs forefathers, and it is up to us to make sure humanity survives!



  1. YES! While the rest of humanity sleeps let us go on record as among the very first to sound the alarm.

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