March 30, 2013

The Singularity Approaches

Source: NASA
For some time now, science fiction writers and scientists have envisioned an event called the singularity, where humans and computers will merge into something transcending both. Stanford researchers have developed genetic transistors, which show how computing does not require what we traditionally have considered 'computers.' This singularity may be achieved by incorporating biologically-based, human-engineered computing into human bodies instead of incorporating mechanisms into human bodies. The implications of this are inconceivable. Indeed, that is why this event is called a 'singularity,' because it is almost impossible to see beyond it.