The Singularity

The technological singularity is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will accelerate technology, causing incredible, unbelievable changes to civilization.

Watch this interview with computer scientist Ray Kurzweil. He is the chief futurist at Google. He says he is an "extreme optimist", but that technology could (will?) very quickly end the world as we know it. What do you think?

PS Don't watch if you have a nervous disposition...