|I believe the singularity is the manifest destiny of all biological systems in the universe if they can survive to that point. All biological roads lead to the singularity. It is how the universe works. So there is no sense in doing anything other than prepare ourselves to survive it.|
And what will that require. Put simply knowledge. The future is all about knowledge. Those who understand that and proceed accordingly will survive much better than those who don't. I am now reading a book called Homo Deus which addresses this exact issue.
This is in the authors introduction:
A Brief History of Tomorrow. by Yuval Noah Harari
I have only just stated it, but this caused me to sit up straight and take note:
"Democracy and the free market will both collapse once Google and Facebook know us better than we know ourselves, and authority will shift from individual humans to networked algorithms. Humans wont fight machines, they will merge with them. We are heading toward a marriage rather than a war.
This is the shape of the new world, and the gap between those who get on board and those left behind will be larger than the gap between industrial empires and agrarian tribes. larger even that the gap between Sapiens and Neanderthals.
This is the next stage of evolution.