Here’s a couple of key points that often get glossed over in popular depictions of the Singularity:
- You are reading this, therefore you are not relevant in a post-Singularity world. You will be left behind.
- Your relationship to post-Singularity life is not akin to a child regarding a parent, it is more akin to you looking at a dog. At best. (IMHO, Accelerando does a good job of exemplifying exactly how wierd things will get; Cory Doctorow’s work is great and I love it… but I think he underestimates the changes that will happen).
- You will be competing for resources with post-Singularity life.
If you’re suddenly wondering if there’s a way to stop the Singularity, then I think I’ve conveyed my point well enough.