Our minds on media.

Musings on the effects of media on cognition.

The Singularity is New and Improved!

I have to set this joke up a bit for some of you. Vernor Vinge is a mathematician and science fiction writer from out of San Diego State. Some years ago he proposed that there would be (in the future) a kind of intelligence explosion—that as technology became intelligent, humans would no longer even be able to keep up with the massive changes brought on by new artificial species capable of re-inventing themselves thousands of times faster than evolution could change biological species. So, with that as background, I found this astute and funny comment over at Overcoming Bias.

if the Singularity ever does arrive, I expect it to be plagued by frequent outages and terrible customer service. …

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