One of Kurzweil’s works on our future, about the time when non-biological intelligence will be the norm. It implies that machines will write their own software and basically will invent machines.
It is also about why linear thinking is not a good way to see the future (it is not, linear thinking is just a humanlike tendency). Singularity – an opinion about technology trends- gets explained many times over.
The books comes with a lot of statements that require a ‘really now’ response, e.g, “complexity is a complex topic”, “innovation is about multiplication, not about adding things up”. The good part: lots of notes/sources (some 50 pages) (although I missed a few here and there) and many pages replying to criticism on Kurzweil’ statements. The replies to his remarks, by the originators of the criticisms, would even be more interesting.
Since it is a book full of quotes, I thought a quote would be appropriate here as well: “one day, we will reminder a future as it was actually predicted to happen”. Jw....Continua