But I still have a rich inner life, right? And you'd love to hear about that?
So, I used to hate the idea of the Singularity because this douche Ray Kurtzweil was pimping the idea. Kurzweil's model of the Singularity is rife with category mistakes. He assumes faster computers will spontaneously become conscious, a whole load of bullshit.
Here's my take on the Singularity:
The Singularity is well underway. The Singularity will have occurred when most humans are connected to the internet most of the time. This seems likely to be achieved relatively soon; the $199 no-contract iPhone is a move towards this...very little additional technology is required for the Singularity. Something like the iPhone can move downmarket and become as common as a wristwatch and completely transform us. The shape of the devices isn't important: they could be iPhones, watches, monacles, implants...
I'm relatively sure the Singularity will have occurred by 2060, so let me sum up my view thus: it will be clear that a teenager growing up the 1960s belongs to a separate species from a teenager growing up in 2060.
Agree or disagree!?