The coming singularity feels stronger when it’s backed by faith and/or religion. Knowing that humans are behind the technology we have helps us to appreciate the new intelligence budding forth. The singularity is accurately defined as “a point at which a function takes an infinite value, especially in space-time when the matter is infinitely dense, as the center of a black hole.”
According to Wikipedia, it is “a point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization”.
- Intelligence explosion
- Drastic changes to the technological growth
- A New Superintelligence
I think the boom in intelligence will cause people to feel overwhelmed and they will have to have a gradual change in their day-to-day lifestyle. This is something I faced in early 2015. This can be mitigated by remembering that people are behind the technology. We all are human citizens that are focusing on moving the world forward. The downside of technology is the fear that “an intelligent agent will eventually enter more and more rapidly, causing an “explosion” in intelligence and resulting in a powerful super-intelligence that qualitatively far surpasses all human intelligence.” If we merge humans with artificial intelligence then we can think about being able to better control it and its rate of advancement.
Coupling that with faith in something bigger than us is how we can feel comfortable, no matter what age or color, and will be able to feel inclusive and understand the work behind the technology.
What is spirituality? According to Wikipedia, it is an aim to recover the original shape of a man. A quest for an ultimate of sacred meaning. I would define the steps to enhancing your spirituality as:
- Psychologically being to handle the upcoming singularity
- Understanding what it means to be spiritual
- Goal Attainment
Psychologically being able to handle the upcoming singularity means understanding that humans create the technology and if we all voice our opinion then we will be able to regulate it. I feel I am positioned to help be at the front of regulating artificial intelligence as my faith in something bigger is immense.
Having a clear set future in mind. Sometimes we forget to allocate time towards, planning our life, it’s time to start. Look at this chart below to see how you can accurately you can plan your life.
Plan your future, have clear goals in mind, and focus on your spirituality. With these three steps in mind, you will be able to alleviate the necessary psychological curve.