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The Singularity is Near

Talha Mumtaz's Key Ideas from The Singularity is Near
by Ray Kurzweil

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If the mind were simple enough for us, we would be too simple to understand it.

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What Is Technological Singularity?

What Is Technological Singularity?

Technological singularity is the idea that at some point in the future, technology will advance at such a rapid rate that it will surpass itself, becomes uncontrollable and irreversible because it is changing so quickly.

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Who is Ray Kurzweil?

Who is Ray Kurzweil?

Ray Kurzweil is an American computer scientist, inventor author, and futurist involved in technologies such as OCR, text to speech synthesis, speech recognition technology and electronic keyboard imstruments.

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Idea 1: The Speed Of Evolution Is Increasing

Idea 1: The Speed Of Evolution Is Increasing

Compare your last 15 years with the lifetime of your grandparents. The changes in the world they had experienced might have been the moon's landing and the rise of internet. Now compare that to yoirs where in just the last 15 years, you wpuld have experienced the rise of cashless society, smart phone technology, Artifical intelligence becoming commomplace, resusable rockets and working for companies without ever going to the office. According to Ray Kurzweil, this phenomenon shows the speed of evolution increasing rapidly.

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Idea 2: Doctors May Lose Their Jobs Soon

Idea 2: Doctors May Lose Their Jobs Soon

One area of field that is innovating rapidly is medicine where the nanobot technology is innovating rapidly. The purpose is for the nanobots to enter your body like white blood cells on steroids and repair your cells. These nanobots may be used to carry medicine to the damaged cells in arteries, brain and anywhere else. In the nearfuture, you may just need to get the nanobots injected in your body and never have to see the doctors again.

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Idea 3: If Nano bots Get Uncontrollable, We Are Doomed

Idea 3: If Nano bots Get Uncontrollable, We Are Doomed

Just like everything else, the nano bots technology also comes with some frightening drawbacks. For nano bots to survive and do their job effectively in your body, they need to replicate themselves. However if they start replicating uncontrollably, all the life csn be wiped in just 3 hours - few days. This is because nano bots need carbon to survive and if they start growing uncontrollably outside the human body, they will start sucking carbon from every biomass around them whether it be from trees, humans or animals.

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We Can't Be Certain About The Future

We Can't Be Certain About The Future

Even though the innovations and evolution will bring benefits to the humans, the downsides also make the future look like a bad dystopia given something goes wrong.

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talhamumtaz

Full time reader (and part-time Growth Consultant) trying to make the sense of the world by learning from the experiences of intellectuals around me and before me.

CURATOR'S NOTE

Would it be possible that in the near future, you will never visit a doctor again, an artificial intelligence so smart it keeps outsmarting itself and nano bots become the new doctors?

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