Global Engineering

Why Mankind Is On The Path To The SIngularity

The Singularity is postulated as being the point where humankind creates an artificial intelligence that gains true sentience and starts to fall away from our control.

It’s an idea that has been around in science fiction for decades, but as we continue to refine technology and with the emergence of quantum computing, more and more people are starting to believe that we are not far off from the Singularity.

A transition to a world that contains real artificial intelligence is one that would ultimately change the course of history forever. The intelligence that we created would either benefit mankind and lead us into a new utopia, or it would view us as a self-destructive threat and attempt to do what it could to take over.

What It Could Mean For Humanity

This is a pivotal time in human history. For the first time ever, we can fully automate machines, we’re peering into the quantum universe, and we have the technology to start settling on other worlds. The rate at which technology is advancing has become virtually unstoppable, as we’ve seen with such projects as GPT-3, the more powerful language-based artificial intelligence that the world has ever seen.

Quantum computing and nanotechnology are seen as the final stages of the transition from the conventional computing that we have now to one that’s completely and fully automated. This would mean an entity that would not only be able to self-correct and improve its own source code, but also one that would have the ability to make conscious decisions based on the factors around it. Apart from the Homo sapiens, it would be the first time in recorded history that an intelligence would be able to reach the level of true consciousness.

At the same time, it also opens up the opportunity for a huge leap in technology as well as the chance for people to finally attain immortality. On top of that, we could see massive advancements in clean energy production, the end to global problems such as climate change and world hunger, as well as medical technology that could put an end to certain diseases and ailments forever, and a world so fully automated that traditional work would come to an end, allowing for free time for anything we can imagine, from video games to casino games.

The Timeline For The Singularity

Most of the science behind the Singularity is speculative at this point, but it is possible for experts and data analysts to predict what will occur in the future based on current projections. By current projections, it’s believed that we will be able to create a true artificial intelligence by the time that this current decade comes to an end.

This will ultimately depend on the advancement of quantum computing over the last next few years, but with a bigger focus on this kind of computing, it should not take long before we break into the quantum realms and begin to revolutionise the power of global networks and systems, and a cascading effect will lead into an entirely new era of intelligence that we’ve never seen before.