Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's 2008. If my calculations are correct, by 2012 we should be seeing significant pre-singularity effects, in areas such as ubiquitous computing, weak AI, genetic engineering, private sector space race, booming economic development, sweeping social changes driven by technology.
Circa 1983, when I first ran into these ideas, the predictions were that the important trends would be life extension, nanotechnology, AI, neutropics, space, and markets in everything. This, so far, is not batting 1000 but has the general idea.

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