2015, Sept


Perhaps soddened by messianistic spiritualism or a hiding reverence for fascist aesthetics, the singularist vision of the singularity demonstrably forgets the multiplicity of actors entwined in the search and desire for super intelligence as well as the fundamental tension between generality and specificity at the heart of all digital ventures. The "singularity", if it ever were to happen, would be a fantastic mess. Not single in any sense, but a bubbling seething matted mess of institutions and actors concurrently producing different models of intelligence born out of a competitive environment. There will be many singularities and it is doubtful they will all cohere & resonate into one harmonic “the singularity” as if the future were a meditation bell waiting to ring. No expect instead the sound of piano sliding down a flight of stairs.


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