Open Tech Club presents:
Alright, I thought about taking this week off, but then I got to
wondering about whether all of our efforts to create open,
collaborative technology were hastening the ignominious
destruction of mankind, or whether we are bringing about a
glorious revolution in consciousness that will be remembered
throughout the millennia.
Soon, I found a keyword I could paste into Google in order to
As far as I can tell, The Singularity is basically a theory that
nerds cooked up in the early 90’s to add drama to their tedious
software engineering jobs. Everyone was still kinda high on the
fact that they had gotten the internet to work
at all, Andreessen
Horowitz didn’t exist yet, and sending cat
gifs was difficult at best, so there wasn’t really much to
do on the early internet but come up with a mythical canon (with
unintentional echoes of Christian
eschatology?) for this new, digital world.
To be honest, I know very few hard facts about The
Singularity™, aside from the facts that it’s
Is it gonna happen in 2030, like predicted? Is it gonna happen
ever? What’s it gonna look like? Let’s all figure it out on
Monday, so we can finally figure it all out, and have it all.