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The Singularity: Unifying Technology

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Author(s): Francisco Grau Cavanillas, Orbita

The technological singularity (aka, the singularity) is defined by world-leading futurist Raymond Kurzweil 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.”

What will life be like after the singularity reaches us? Can we even think about it with our simple human brains? Are we on the cusp of not just a fully automated terminal, but a terminal that thinks, learns and acts completely by itself?

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is a research field that will provide huge benefits to human civilization in the near future. Such a drastic change, as seismic as the Industrial Revolution, will demand a complete paradigm shift, new philosophies will have to be developed, new technology mastered (or perhaps complemented) and our own conceptions of ourselves as people will have to change. A grand vision awaits us, but this paper seeks to address what is accurate in our


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