Singularity: Friend or Foe?
I read this article about scientists theorizing humans will achieve singularity by the year 2045. Singularity occurs when technology surpasses the capabilities of the human brain,creating a superintelligence. Imagine being able to download the human brain to a computer? Digital
Immortality, would the download be able to learn? What’s the need for a body at that point? Incredible and a bit disconcerting at the same time.
Imagine machines being able to take over bodily functions? BCI’s are already being implemented. The first brain computer interface is an implant that electronically stimulate the cochlear nerve allowing sound to be heard for the first time by people born without hearing.
By the year 2045, I’ll be 57, I totally expect aging to be a thing of the past. Little microchips implanted to resume the duties of failing areas of the nervous system.
The other side of superintelligence is of course SkyNet….
Posted on June 20, 2013, in Average Blog Posts and tagged awesome, Future, human, medicine, science, super, terminator. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
If you’re interested in the matter, I suggest reading Ray Kurzweil’s book on the singularity. Very interesting stuff indeed.
I will definitely check it out. He is the one cited in the article as well. Thanks.