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Some claim the exponential growth of technological progress may become linear or inflected or may begin to flatten into a limited-growth curve. In this model, instead of an overall acceleration of progress, technological advance jumps forward whenever there is a human "buy in" and stalls whenever there is no benefit large enough to profit the technologists. As a result, the sequence of changes never gets steep enough to become a singularity.
and that is precisely what the 'Singularity' is- it is a vast amount of unambiguous historical data and the logical application of algorithmic rules to the evolving system that shows how complexity and information increases exponentially throughout the history of earth-
there is no legitimate debate against Logic and the Nature of Causality
I think that debating the Singularity is a cheat- it is an error of thinking that everything is up for debate- it is a reaction not based on the actual subject- because there IS no rational argument against the true discovery and measurement of accelerating information
Originally posted by Wobbly Anomaly
reply to post by Cecilofs
One of the most mind expanding posts ive read in a while. It was the 'out of our heads' bit that hadnt dawned on me before, excellent.
Reminded me a bit of Tad Williams novel, 'Otherland', similar ideas of experiencing from another viewpoint and creating a tech heaven.