Sunday, February 24, 2008
To follow up the blog entry below, and just to emphasize how far technology has come: Over at Uglychart.com he's posted some more info. about the Singularity that's as intriguing as always. Of particular fascination is the advance of technology within the past 100 years. Check out the diagram here. In about 90 years we've gone from the invention of the telephone (complete with women working switchboards to channel calls) to cellphones (complete with people doing everyday tasks while conversing with people on the other end of a little bud sticking out from their ear). fyi; computer power doubles about every 18 months. The Singularity is, indeed, Near. And try to sit through the videos on Ugly's post.