THE FUTURE OF SINGULARITY
The Singularity of Humans
McLuhan said, “When an environment is new, we perceive the old one
for the first time.” McLuhan also wrote at great length about Continuity
in Discontinuity, or chiasmus: the reversal-of-process caused by increasing
its speed, scope or size. Kurzweil states that, with the exponential acceleration
of development in technology and so-called progress, the human condition
will reach a point when we can no longer process our environment from
our present perspective as the accelerating speed of growth outpaces our
faculties. However, Bertrand Russell made an excellent point, saying that
if the bath water got only half a degree warmer every hour, we would never
know when to scream. Perhaps it is only with the acceleration of change
that we can notice and react to it. Finally, Vernor Vinge defines the
Singularity as the postulated point or short period in our future when
our self-guided evolutionary development accelerates enormously.
Other Definitions of Singularity
Mathematical Singularity - a point where a mathematical function goes to infinity or is in certain other ways ill-behaved.
Technological Singularity - a theoretical point in the development of a scientific civilization at which technological progress accelerates into infinity or beyond prediction. This is believed to occur when artificial intelligence or intelligence amplification reaches a certain level.
Singularity - (operating system) - an operating system research project by Microsoft.
Gravitational Singularity (physics) - an infinity occurring in an astrophysical model, involving infinite curvature (a mathematical singularity) in the space/time continuum, namely black holes, white holes and worm holes.
According to the standard big-bang theory, our universe sprang into existence as "singularity" around 13.7 billion years ago. Singularities are thought to be zonesof in finate density that exist at the core of "black holes." The pressure is thought to be so intense that finite matter is actually squished into infinite density. Our universe is thought to have begun as an infinitesimally small, infinitely hot, and infinitely dense.
The Prandtl-Glauert singularity (sometimes referred to as a "vapor cone"), is the point at which a sudden drop in air pressure occurs, and is generally accepted as the cause of the visible condensation cloud that often surrounds an aircraft travelling at transonic speeds, though there remains some debate. It is an example of a mathematical singularity in aerodynamics.
(http://www.big-bang-theory.com/ and www.wikipedia.org)