Support the IEET




The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States. Please give as you are able, and help support our work for a brighter future.



Search the IEET
Subscribe and Contribute to:


Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view




whats new at ieet

Time to Start Looking At ‘Cyborg’ As a Gender Identity

Substrate Autonomous, Networked Avatar Bodies by Design

The Continuum Hypothesis and the search for Mathematical Infinity (1hr)

What are the limits of mathematical explanation? (25min)

Device Modeling from Atomistic First Principles in Nanotechnology (1hr)

Psychedelic Spirituality


ieet books

How “God” Works: A Logical Inquiry on Faith
Author
Marshall Brain


comments

Pastor_Alex on 'If There Are Gods, They Are Evil' (Jan 29, 2015)

kddubb on 'The End of Religion Misrecognized' (Jan 29, 2015)

CygnusX1 on 'Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life' (Jan 29, 2015)

instamatic on 'If There Are Gods, They Are Evil' (Jan 28, 2015)

CygnusX1 on 'If There Are Gods, They Are Evil' (Jan 28, 2015)

Pastor_Alex on 'The End of Religion Misrecognized' (Jan 28, 2015)

Pastor_Alex on 'If There Are Gods, They Are Evil' (Jan 28, 2015)







Subscribe to IEET News Lists

Daily News Feed

Longevity Dividend List

Catastrophic Risks List

Biopolitics of Popular Culture List

Technoprogressive List

Trans-Spirit List



JET

Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”

Moral Enhancement and Political Realism

Intelligent Technologies and Lost Life

Hottest Articles of the Last Month


Bad luck and cancer – did the media get it wrong?
Jan 3, 2015
(18342) Hits
(5) Comments

The End of Religion: Technology and the Future
Jan 24, 2015
(14534) Hits
(5) Comments

Religion’s Smart-People Problem
Jan 1, 2015
(7283) Hits
(3) Comments

#5: Why Running Simulations May Mean the End is Near
Dec 31, 2014
(6640) Hits
(1) Comments



IEET > Security > Rights > Life > Access > Enablement > Innovation > Health > Vision > Bioculture > Futurism > Technoprogressivism > Fellows > David Brin

Print Email permalink (0) Comments (3567) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


Vernor Vinge, David Brin, Phil Osborn, Mitch Wagner - Panel on The Technological Singularity



Vernor Vinge, David Brin, Phil Osborn, Mitch Wagne

Adam Ford

Posted: Mar 13, 2013


“The term singularity has many meanings.

The everyday English definition is a noun that designates the quality of being one of a kind, strange, unique, remarkable or unusual.

If we want to be even more specific, we might take the Wiktionary definition of the term, which seems to be more contemporary and easily comprehensible, as opposed to those in classic dictionaries such as the Merriam-Webster’s.

So, the Wiktionary lists the following five meanings:

Noun
singularity (plural singularities)

1. the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual
2. a point where all parallel lines meet
3. a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value
4. (mathematics) the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist
5. (physics) a point or region in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density; associated with Black Holes

What we are most interested in, however, is the definition of singularity as a technological phenomenon — i.e. the technological singularity. Here we can find an even greater variety of subtly different interpretations and meanings. Thus it may help if we have a list of what are arguably the most relevant ones, arranged in a rough chronological order.” - Socrates

http://www.singularityweblog.com/17-definitions-of-the-technological-singularity/



Listen/View


Print Email permalink (0) Comments (3568) Hits •  subscribe Share on facebook Stumble This submit to reddit submit to digg


COMMENTS


YOUR COMMENT (IEET's comment policy)

Login or Register to post a comment.

Next entry: This wireless brain implant could make telekinesis a reality

Previous entry: The Technological Singularity - Guest of Honour talk at Los Con 39

HOME | ABOUT | FELLOWS | STAFF | EVENTS | SUPPORT  | CONTACT US
SECURING THE FUTURE | LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE | RIGHTS OF THE PERSON | ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
CYBORG BUDDHA PROJECT | AFRICAN FUTURES PROJECT | JOURNAL OF EVOLUTION AND TECHNOLOGY

RSSIEET Blog | email list | newsletter |
The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.

Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
56 Daleville School Rd., Willington CT 06279 USA 
Email: director @ ieet.org     phone: 860-297-2376