Thursday, July 30, 2009
ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE BOOK The Singularity is an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today—the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our SELF.
By Raymond Kurzweil; Viking Press, 2005, ISBN 0670033847. Book site, with descriptions, excerpts, resources, news, press reviews, biography.singularity.com/ - Cached - Similar -
What I got out of the book. mY ESSAY IS BASED ON THE GENERAL OBSERVATION OF A NON SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND AS EXTENSIVW AS THE AUTHORS.
Voices of Vision book #61318. The Singularity is near.
A very comprehensive book that states we are evolving towards a machine type existence. His major point is that technology is exponential. This is a curve mathematically stating that the beginning of any change is greatest and the ending of the curve is flat with respect to time. This curve then shows that the rate if change is minimal. We as humans are linear in nature. All our functions and sensors are linear. This is because we see the change of time as a linear function. True time that exsistis in the universe is actually a mathematical curve function. To us, time seems to speed up and slow down, only Dependant upon a relative landmark. What this means in time we're only a biological function of 100 years. So our experience is based upon our life expectancy. But the biological evolution is based on no time line. This means that the beginning and end of time is not defined. And the environment and the biological environment is not a linear rate of change because we have starts and stops and different reates of change over time, which can be based mathematically on S curves. All forces around us whether gravity or energy, do no display linear functions in their creation and decay.
1. An example , we view history in centuries and realated to our life expectancy. The maximum generation is 100 years. This is our expectaion of an ideal time of life. But we will observe a different kind of time, that time is based on the intelligent design of machines. This time is not in any way related to our longevity. This time is based on our brain to create change in technology.
2. We created a car. This tool we drive everyday and there fore we think we must have a car everyday of our life. The technology advancements will eliminate the car, may be in our life time. So we view the car as changing very little in our life time, but as we know the car has evolved dramatically with in our life time. So what we precive as reality based on linear observations can be changed by a greater nonlinear change in technology.
The world changes at a time line created by man which is linear, but man does not realize that he's generated a non time line based on technology.