Human 2.0

Posted in Singularity, Technology by Arasmus on November 8, 2008

This is a multi-part BBC documentary examining the Singularity. The Singularity is a point in time, predicted by Ray Kurzweil to occur in 2029, when the processing power of computers will surpass that of human beings. In his book, The Singularity is Near, Kurzweil argues that this point is inevitable because while human processing power is finite, computer processing power, in accordance with Moore’s Law, has doubled every year for the last 50 years. This program examines the progress being made today towards this imagined point in time and the potential advantages and disadvantages of a post-Singularity world. As each part of the program ends, the next parts can be found in the related-videos carousel that pops up at the bottom of the video-window.