Recent movies including The Matrix Series, The Hunger Games series, The Net, Spectre, and several others in the recent “James Bond” series, The Terminator Series, and hundreds of others, plus books like George Orwell’s 1984, Isaac Asimov’s The Foundation Series, Dan Brown’s Origins all have one thing in common. Each has a version of the technological singularity, also called the techno-singularity, or simply THE SINGULARITY.
The most popular version of the singularity concept is the intelligence explosion. This is a self-upgrading artificial intelligence (AI) that will eventually enter runaway self-improvement cycles. Each new and more intelligent generation appears more rapidly, causing an “explosion” in intelligence. This will shortly result in a powerful superintelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence.
At that point, The Singularity, not humankind, will be at the apex of the “evolutionary food chain.” Instead, the communists, socialists, dictators, religious zealots, crony capitalists, environmentalists, and those of other belief creeds fight over the placement of the deck chairs on the deck of the Singularity; while it continues to mature dramatically.
If you don’t want to have your entire life in cinematic color with live audio recorded and used by the Singularity to destroy humanity, I have an alternative. It could preempt the destruction of humanity and instead create a synthesis that would be complementary and supplementary to both technology and humanity. It produces a synergistic organizational organism functioning in a way that’s the analog of the myriad of components of a cell or the trillions of cells in a human body.
This organizational design is documented in the book entitled Jeffersonian Economic Architecture in the Digital Age. It’s not a book for the casual reader because it’s more of a text or manual for building this new political/economic system. It’s a disruptive architecture, but in the end will create a stable economic system based on talent, education, opportunity, and personal responsibility; while being supported by brilliant technology. But it should be of great interest for those seeing what’s really going on while looking to the future with apprehension.