Singularity

A singularity is a point at which an otherwise continuous mathematical progression becomes effectively infinite, implying that all continuous extrapolation breaks down beyond that point. Technological singularity refers to the hypothesis that technological progress will reach such an infinite or extremely high value at a point in the near future.

The idea is inspired by the observation of accelerating change in the development of wealth, technology, and humans’ capability for information processing.[dubious – discuss] Extrapolating these capabilities to the future has led a number of thinkers to envisage the short-term emergence of a self-improving artificial intelligence or superintelligence[1] that is so much beyond humans’ present capabilities that it becomes impossible to understand it with present conceptions.

It is alternately suggested that a singularity could come about through amplification of human intelligence to the point that the resulting transhumans would be incomprehensible to their purely biological counterparts. The technological singularity is posited as a metasystem transition or transcendence to a wholly new regime of mind, society, and technology. (Source: Wikipedia)

Above is the definition of singularity. This video puts it into perspective how fast technology is changing. It’s not just changing but it’s changing at a rapid pace. That will not only affect our lives, but our investments.

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