Shortly after I issued a press release last year announcing the publication of The Day After the Singularity, I received a suggestion from a person of significant stature that I submit the book for the 2021 Eric Hoffer book award for most thought-provoking book of the year. I was blown away.
The Singularity: Once a civilization develops computing it’s on the fast track to a transcendent evolutionary event that has become known as the technological Singularity. Computing power doubles roughly every two years, speeding us faster and faster towards a singular point in time when artificial intelligence exceeds human intelligence. Futurists like Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, say that no one knows what this new civilization will be like, hence the name, borrowed from the point inside a black hole where matter disappears from the Universe. No one knows what happens to it after that. Similarly, futurists believe no one knows what civilization will be like after the Singularity, but they’re wrong.