The Singularity as I see it is a moment in time when the technology moves so fast that average not augmented person can't keep up with changing trends, new devices and news. By "can't keep" I mean, that it happens too fast, so even though it's possible to comprehend the changes, natural people would need too much time, while new things happen, that's why It's also a time after which we barely can predict anything.
It will happen after the AI comes alive, brain-enhancing augments come avaible to scientist and people who develop things. Exponential evolution in nanotechnology(which I'm student of), biotechnology, genetics and IT will lead to accelerating(well, it already led) progress that changes our lives more than they had changed in the past 200 years.
The only way to surivive singularity is to become literally a cyborg, and enhance yourself with modern augments that will help you understand and learn things faster.
I'm looking for it, since it's exhilarating me to thing of many such interesting things happening so fast
I like monitoring changing technology and after few years of observing it, I feel that it's in fact accelerating but there are also some obstacles that have and may slow down our progress in some areas. Anyway, I totally look forward to the future of our race and I see it really bright. http://www.newscient...ver.html?page=1
- for those who think in pessimistic way