July 28th, 2006


A.I. / Singularity

In futures studies, the Singularity represents an "event horizon" in the predictability of human technological development past which present models of the future cease to give reliable or accurate answers.

The Singularity Summit at Stanford University (May 2006)
Summit's relevant readings

Nick Bostrom's page

Book: "Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy" by Nick Bostrom (2002)
Reviews & Contents -- Chapters 1-5 [PDF]

"...the central question, the central issue, of this coming century is not “what is an AI?”, but “what is a human?”
-- Kevin Kelly's page

K. Kelly books read online

10 Emerging technologies that are worth keeping an eye on
MIT Media Lab: research highlights

Singularity sci-fi novel by Cory Doctorow (Best New Writer at the 2000 Hugo Awards)
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" (2003)