Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Singularity

Please see message here from Aidan Andrew Dun, a truly great poet.

You can follow the link to read the poem and visit Aidan's website.

Dear Poetry Lovers,

Here's a poem called The Singularity about the imminent arrival in our world of machines more intelligent than humans. It’s now believed that some time between 2040 and 2060 many will choose to ‘merge’ with machines ‘superior’ to man in thinking power, thus becoming artificial intellects or Artilects. Yet it’s already recognized that many humans will refuse to be ‘upgraded’.

Bio-designers who attempt to engineer just one function of a house-fly’s back-leg are necessarily very humble individuals. Yet starry-eyed GNR (genetic-nano-robotic) evangelists are telling us that we will very soon be supermen. What is certain is that every man, woman and child on the planet will increasingly be exposed to a high-powered public hype to sell the masterplan for ‘improving’ humanity.
I, for one, will be among the second-class humans who refuse the upgrade. I like computers, I’m no cyber-Luddite, but I don’t want an Imac in my cortex, thanks anyway.

If you feel The Singularity makes a point please pass it on to a friend or post on a blog.


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