The Singularity – What, Me Worry?

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People have all sorts of reasons to both hope and worry about the presumptive singularity – that moment when computers magically develop so much computational power that they will begin outwit us in meaningful ways.  A score of science fiction stories have fed both dreams (“The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.”) and fears (“Dave. What are you doing Dave?”).  My mother-in-law recently sent me a link to a short graphic presentation that captures it pretty well.  Enjoy.