October 25 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Social Issues Year: Beyond Rating: 5 Hot
Nova Spivack gave an interesting presentation on differing levels of intelligence and the Singularity. But what caught my attention was his scenario where humans evolve into specialized groups in order to make the whole work better.
If you look at nature, you see groups like bees or ants having specialized tasks that they’re designed for. Ring any bells?
And no, I’m not that clever, Spivack himself made the Borg reference.
The idea of specialized humans is sometimes hard for people to talk about. In order to be “PC” people constantly say all people have the same ability, contrary to evidence otherwise in both intelligence and physical ability. Are we going to face this fact and have specialized groups?
Most people see the Singularity as an event in the future where life will be a lot better, interesting to think that your future perfect life may include doing one task very well over and over again.