Soon there will be a self-sufficient computer super-intelligence that will shape our future.
The SingularityThe Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $11
Moore's Law observes that in the history of computing hardware, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years. This is an exponential trend, and what will happen in 20 years if we each already hold more information on our cell phones than Bill Clinton had at his disposal during his Presidency? The (Technical) Singularity is an idea that eventually, and perhaps not too long from now, self-sufficient computer intelligence will surpass that of humans to such a degree that, when this occurs, human reasoning will be incapable of predicting a future shaped by an ever-increasing non-human intelligence. Documentarian Doug Wolens created his film The Singularity to explore some of the potential consequences of this apparently inevitable trend with leading computer scientists, philosophers, and futurists. Science fiction or science future? You're going to want to know.