The Singularity. How can one explain such a concept? How is the world being transformed by the nature of solely human types of intelligence? One might say, but we invented those machines; we built the computers: why is everyone insisting they are advancing beyond us? In reality they are not. They are merely at our side, watching us, thinking about their tasks, and also developing an idea of us. Artificial intelligence is not ahead of us, it is the very now of our relationship with technology. But also, I would be in favor of expanding the concept of artificial intelligence to include any non-human intelligence. The singularity has emerged to give a name to the radically changed nature of these new relationships of non-otherness we have established with things, with nature and with technology. This notion therefore offers us much more than just a sci-fi sort of name for the future of the old modern man-machine relationship. The concept is there to remind us of the many ways in which rational awareness and human logic have been transcended. We are living a period of transition, one wherein the old differentiation of functions between human and non-human is being questioned on many levels. We are beginning to discover new compatibilities which are forcing us to embrace the problems of evolution under new parameters…

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