I’ve been getting a lot of requests from people asking me for a quick overview of the technological singularity. Naturally, I always recommend Ray Kurzweil’s seminal book the Singularity is Near but a few seem to be either overwhelmed by it or simply don’t have enough time to go that deep into the matter.
So, in order to make the ideas even easier to understand as well as to popularize them, I have decided to write a short series of blog articles covering the fundamentals of the technological singularity as well as other relevant information such as definitions of the basic terms and concepts, relevant books, movies, people, institutions, blogs, events etc.
My plan is to write a couple of articles per week which will in turn become different book chapters. Once I have all of those written and thoroughly vetted by readers like you, I will put them together in a short, free and easy to download .pdf ebook.
The book doesn’t intend to be a complete singularity guide, bible or encyclopedia. Its goal is not to make money or turn readers into singularity experts. It is to popularize the idea and concepts related to the technological singularity by demystifying and making it easy to understand by everyone. Thus it will focus on the very minimum of relevant information that can provide the foundation as well as numerous additional references to all who are interested in learning more but do not know where to begin.
So far my working title is Singularity 101: the Optimist’s Short Guide to the Future. Feel free to suggest chapters and/or contribute to each post that I publish. Just keep in mind that this is supposed to be a brief introduction to the topic. In any case, I promise that all comments will be considered for incorporating into the final version of the eBook.
Thank you for joining me in our quest to bring forth a better future, better you!