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Penetrating the Singularity Horizon Veil

The singularity horizon is a limit to our ability to comprehend what is happening as intelligence and knowledge explode in the near future. There are some things we will be able to understand, and there are others that will be elusive. We already know that the singularity will involve intelligence, but we often struggle to […]

The Evolution of Civilization

Since our current growth rate in some areas of technology is accelerating toward a singularity threshold, it is difficult to predict what our civilization will be like in only a few hundred years. To describe civilization a thousand years from now is nearly impossible to accomplish with any confidence of accuracy. It might be reasonable […]

Dunning Singularity Horizon

The “Dunning-Kruger” effect describes incompetence that fails to recognize itself and promotes ignorant confidence. David Dunning and Justin Kruger from Cornell University described this hypothesis in 1999 and then tested and confirmed it. “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and […]

Singularity Horizon

The “Singularity” describes a future event in human history where intelligence and ability are being replicated and growing so fast that a hyperbolic curve is created where there is one general growth rate before the singularity and a completely different growth rate after the event. The turning point, where the growth rate changes dramatically, can […]