Let us light a candle while we walk, lest we fear what lies ahead

Innovation of new forms of society and technology. It is the key to our progress. It has allowed us to evolve from naked hunter-gatherers to the dominant species on this planet. This process is slow, normally taking hundreds or even thousands of years. But occasionally evolution leaps forward. ** Many people look to the future … Continue reading Let us light a candle while we walk, lest we fear what lies ahead

Good news: The Singularity is coming (again)

History tends to look better over longer time horizons. For example, consider one bit of good news: the Singularity is coming. This mathematical concept came to the public's attention from Vernor Vinge's book Marooned in Real Time, describing a wondrous future in which the rate of technological progress accelerates - eventually going vertical -- after … Continue reading Good news: The Singularity is coming (again)