Monday, April 24, 2023

Who Would Have Ever Believed The Singularity Would Be So Stupid

The technological singularity—or simply the singularity[1]—is a hypothetical future point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization.[2][3] According to the most popular version of the singularity hypothesis, I.J. Good's intelligence explosion model, an upgradable intelligent agent will eventually enter a "runaway reaction" of self-improvement cycles, each new and more intelligent generation appearing more and more rapidly, causing an "explosion" in intelligence and resulting in a powerful superintelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence.[4] 

 After that, no one knows what might happen.

Scientists and Philosophers have pondered the Singularity for decades now.  There has been speculation on whether man might meld with machine. If so, the question would be, would man direct machine, or would machine direct man.

And, of course, there is the question of whether machine might just decide to wipe out man altogether.

Watching the video below, there is a new question to ponder. 

Who would have ever believed The Singularity would be so mundane and stupid?

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