I see many posts that argue if we will ever reach a "Singularity" and to be quite frank, I think this discussion is irrelevant.
Who cares about what happens in the "Real world" if you can have whatever you want, do whatever you want, and be where and whenever you want in Virtual Reality? Sure we could learn about how everything REALLY started, we could be a superior being among the entire universe but what pleasure would be gain from that? In my view, the only way us humans could ever be "eternally" entertained is through Virtual Reality because of one simple ability that we would not want to use in the "Real World".
That ability is the ability to erase and forget every single piece of knowledge you have ever gained through your life and start over fresh without even knowing that you ever had the ability to restart! What could be more entertaining than having the ability to live a whole new life again as if this one never existed? You would also have the ability to go back to your original self, but some event would have to cause this to happen if you didn't know you could do it and to me, that event is death.
Anyways, I would greatly appreciate it if someone could give an answer as to why a Singularity even matters at all. All opinions and ideas are appreciated and welcomed!
Edited by slick_willly, 23 August 2013 - 12:24 AM.