October 25 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Other Year: Beyond Rating: 2
In the first talk of the day, Hugo Award-winning Science Fiction Author Vernor Vinge opens up by stating that achieving the Singularity by 2030 is still going to happen.
His conviction is very impressive. He states that the Singularity is still on track because Moore’s Law is still working. If technology continues to exponentially increase, 2030 is his best date.
What’s very interesting is that he made the statement that humans don’t create tools, we outsource our intellect into our environment. He goes on to explain that biometric modifications in a person will get to the point where our own intellect will barely be visible, only a “hand on a tiller” in the vast sea of humanity.
A running start to a long day.