Singularity in Information Technology
Singularity in information technology is the hypothesis that more sophisticated software or computer machines will be introduced in the market in the future. It is a common belief that the devices will be super intelligent. Superintelligence of a computer will take place if the machines have a capacity that goes beyond that of the human beings. A rise in the learning of the machines and the progression that is taking place in the artificial intelligence of individuals will increase the intelligence of a device to the extent that it is more than that of the people. To that end, the era of machines will merge whereby the computers will take control of almost everything that happens in our daily activities.
Individuals who have been advocating for singularity in information technology have come up with several reasons that offer support to their hypothesis. To begin with, they argue that the research on the history of technology demonstrate that there has been an acceleration in the progress of the technology. The accelerating growth is expected to continue for several decades, and the acceleration will lead to the transformation of our minds, societies and the bodies in a radical manner. To that end, they are sure that the technological advancements would lead to the singularity in information technology.
However, there are people who do not advocate for the singularity in information technology. Such critics argue that advancement in the technology will have a plateau phase. During this stage, progression will not take place because it is stagnant. Others subscribe to the idea that singularity will never take place because the majority of the nations in the entire world will have their economies collapse. To that end, it will be hard for singularity in information technology to be recognized.
In conclusion, the above discussions illustrate that singularity in information technology is the notion that super-intelligent machines will emerge in the future. Some people advocate for the singularity in technology, and others criticize the hypothesis.