On a blind date with “Singularity”
With every step we take towards technology, it is learning to dance with us better and better.
As we write each post, Artificial Intelligence is munching on delicious “BIG DATA” and starting to get a sense of one aspect of your persona.
It is then sending you ads that hit your deep subconscious at a timing that is subtler than your conscious mind is aware of.
In doing this it simulteneously shapes you and understands you…..and in this it is being born as we speak (and as I type this post, as you read this itself!)
The earliest worded description of what is being recently called “Singularity” for me is evoked by the Nasidiya Sukta
The Wikipedia reference talks about the trippy sentence “not the non-existent” *
The best way to experience the mystery and wonder has been to listen to the opening and closing chants of “Discovery of India”, the TV series that came on Door Darshan**
**(in early days of TV, we in India actually called our national channel, quite litereally Tele (door) Vision (darshan)!
You can find plenty about it on youtube — it references to the ‘creator’ — and asks several questions, both mysterious and playful, that ‘trip’ me…..
Like wondering whether the Creator knows everything or even he has forgotten!
I think similar questions come for me when it comes to Singularity — the birthing of the “akash” tatva in greater proportion on the “bhoomi” where the elements including us are dancing…..
The beauty of this situation is that there are no answers, and one has no choice but to walk in honesty and deep trust into the future….there is a dark tunnel being seen by each ‘side’ (us humans and post-human intelligence)….
What’s this mysterious meeting going to be, this blind date is yet to be revealed….
Thats the joy I guess….to be on a blind date with “Singularity”
* From Wikipedia — “The Nasadiya Sukta (after the incipit ná ásat, or “not the non-existent”), also known as the Hymn of Creation, is the 129th hymn of the 10th Mandala of the Rigveda (10:129). It is concerned with cosmology and the origin of the universe.”