February 7, 2005

Accelerating Change Watch 02/07/05

I've been noticing a lot of examples of accelerating change recently, so I decided to add an 'Accelerating Change Watch' feature to my blog. Look for this feature from time time as I try to chronicle examples of scientific, technological and cultural accelerating change as we head inexorably towards a Technological Singularity and/or existential paradigm shift.

Today's entry:
'Supercomputer-on-a-chip' microprocessor revealed (New Scientist)
"At first blush I think it's safe to say that it will be 10 to 20 times faster than the fastest graphics cards and processors," [Richard] Doherty told New Scientist. "We think it is going to revolutionise computer science for entertainment and business."

1 comment:

George said...

Hi Simon,

Thank you for the offer to collaborate on http://singularitynews.blogspot.com. Let's do it--although my contributions might be light at times.

As for my feelings on the tech singularity, I can't recall exactly what I might have said on the IIRC, but what I believe these days is that i) accelerating change is happening, ii) there doesn't appear to be too many ceilings to contend with, and iii) all signs seem to indicate that we'll develop some pretty scary technologies in about 40-50 years that could lead to an existential paradigm shift (most likely in the form of postbiological existence and possibly collective intelligences).

Does that qualify as believing in the singularity?