The singularity is when technology will advance so quickly that it will be able to surpass human intelligence. This means that robots will be able to think for us; create its own technology to surpass humans altogether. It’ll be like a machine to do your homework! Amazing…
But is this a good thing?At the rate at which technology is advancing right now, newborn humans will someday not be able to comprehend how we, the creators of the technologies, created what we created. As a result, they won’t be able to develop any technology beyond what is already made; and the rate of evolving technology will decrease. So singularity is needed to infuse technology into humans to enhance their academic and physical abilities.
But what will this mean for sports? For competitions? If everyone could be enhanced in any way they wanted, then what will be the purpose of their hard work; for everyone who trained hard to be who they are today? Also, who would get this technology? Would the enhancements be privatized so that only rich people can afford them? And what of the controversial debates about genetically modified babies? ASDJKLASKL:DJ:QWIO:FJASDKAS:KLDJAS:LKDJASL:DKJASLDJMIND BLOWN
Although the singularity would seem to be one of the greatest revolutions of the world, I don’t think people would be able to adjust to the sudden changes in technology.
An expansion on the Technological Singularity: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/high-tech-gadgets/technological-singularity.htm
It was first built in 1889 for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution; now it’s one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world.
The design of the tower was actually based from a competition. Many architects had designed proposals for what the building would look like, but in the end the Eiffel Tower design (which was made by Alexendre-Gustave Eiffel, who was a chemical engineer) was selected. After its construction, it was to be dismantled; however due to the many protests from the civilians and tourists, it was decided that the structure was to stay. Starting from the 1900’s, the tower was used as a transmission tower once radios and televisions were widespread. Also, it was used for several scientific experiments involving temperature, pressure and more.
During the construction of the tower, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure in the world (986 feet at the time. The height was later increased to 1052 feet because of an addition of a television antenna), and was able to stand against wind pressure of 82 PSF (at the top). During this time, people had thought that the look of the structure was unappealing; “an eyesore”. Once the structure was made, it took up 328 feet of space for each side of its square base, and weighed approximately 7300 tons.
Once upon a time, man created a box-shaped camera. 100 years later, cameras are STILL BOX SHAPED: We’re stuck in a paradigm.
What are paradigms? Paradigms are defined as “A worldview underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject.” It’s like how people continue to construct things as how they used to be constructed; with little or no individuality at all. In order for humans to evolve, we must break our current paradigm and invent something new, something super-cool that the world has never seen. I think this is the way of becoming successful in design.
Once a paradigm is broken, it is called a paradigm shift. Over time there have been many paradigm shifts which have greatly affected how we live today, such as the invention of the light bulb which have replaced candle, the invention of cars to provide another method of transportation or even sliced bread. In order to do a paradigm shift, one needs a lot of knowledge on the necessities and desires of humans and contain a vast imagination (to be very original). Others have tried isolating themselves from the technology and advancements we have today just so that they can think of something new; something different. Through continually shifting paradigms, humanity will be able to evolve significantly quicker and continually make up newer ways of living to increase survivability.
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
– Marcel Proust