Jan 28, 2014

Technological singularity and transhumanism — new world for old

Posted by in categories: human trajectories, singularity

By James Hayes, Piers Bizony, Chris Edwards — Engineering and Technology Magazine

Graphic showing Darwin, Rees and Kurzweil by Laurence Whiteley

Will technology provide a perfect future for the ascent of man? Or is it wishful thinking by techno-pundits who want to believe human progress is all toward a utopian state of existence?

The history of human invention often seems precariously unplanned, yet the questing human mind remains bent on finding meaning in and for our grand schemes, however compelling the evidence for innovation via accident and randomness. Surely, human invention must be heading somewhere’- otherwise, what does it all mean?

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