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From Bos­ton Re­view:

“The first mea­sure­ment of a fu­tur­ist is the ex­tent to which he or she be­lieves in a sin­gu­lar­ity — a mo­ment where tech­nol­ogy gets so much bet­ter that it achieves a fun­da­men­tal and mean­ing­ful tech­no­log­i­cal shift of ex­is­tence, tran­scend­ing its orig­i­nal pur­pose and na­ture. In many sin­gu­lar­ity myths the com­puter ei­ther be­comes self-aware and in­tel­li­gent, pos­si­bly in a good way but some­times in a de­struc­tive or vin­dic­tive way. In others hu­mans are con­nected to ma­chines and be­come some­thing new. Some fu­tur­ists be­lieve fer­vently in a sin­gu­lar­ity. Others do not.”

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