TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY by Vernor Vinge
Publication/Creation DateMarch 30 1993
DescriptionThe original version of this article was presented at the VISION-21 Symposium sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute, March 30-31, 1993. A slightly changed version appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of Whole Earth Review.
The acceleration of technological progress has been the central feature of this century. We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. The precise cause of this change is the imminent creation by technology of entities with greater-than-human intelligence. Science may achieve this breakthrough by several means (and this is another reason for having confidence that the event will occur).
Technology KeywordsTechnological Singularity
, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
, Human Computer Interface
, Intelligence Amplification (IA)
, Neural Networks
, Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)
, Computer Science
, Artificial Superintelligence
, Science Fiction
Date archivedNovember 16 2017
Last editedApril 13 2018