June 03 2008 / by memebox
Category: Technology Year: Beyond Rating: 5 Hot
So, will the singularity save us from ourselves?
While just about half of the Future Blogger poll respondents answered that it’s to early to hazard a guess, it’s interesting to note that 2/3 of the remaining half believe that, yes, the singularity will serve as our savior, just as 1/3 think it will not. In other words, a significant amount of readers believe, as do futurists like Ray Kurzweil, that the runaway exponential growth of technology, information and intelligence will trump war and man-made disasters as we venture further into the acceleration era.
Whether an educated guess, an underlying faith, or a mix of the two, the sentiment is significant in and of itself as an indicator of the human reaction to our rapidly changing environment. However it plays out, it’s clear that the notion of a positive-outcome singularity continues to pick up meme-steam, which means that we should expect the idea of the singularity to continue spreading to brains all across the globe, especially as cognizance of acceleration increases.
To add your answer to the poll go here.
Also be sure to check out Will’s great response to Al Fin’s initial post.