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About the Movie
Within the coming decades we will be able to create AIs with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species and re-design matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human? Director Doug Wolens speaks with leading futurists, computer scientists, artificial intelligence experts, and philosophers who turn over the question like a Rubik’s Cube. Ultimately, if we become more machine-like, and machines more like us, will we sacrifice our humanity to gain something greater? Or will we engineer our own demise? THE SINGULARITY is a comprehensive and insightful documentary film that examines technology’s accelerating rate, and deftly addresses the resulting moral questions.
Not the nerd cheerleading I expected
I saw this film expecting "Woooo! Singularity!"
What I got instead was a surprisingly detailed critical examination of the notion of the Singularity. Which was actually much more interesting!
This documentary is great. There are three parts (not chronologically). In the first part, it depicts the idea of singularity. The second part deals with the social and ethical dimensions of it, while the third part raises the question whether singularity is in any way something to expect or merely a question of belief.
All of this sections are wonderfully done, it features not only computer experts, but also quite a few philosophers. The most compelling in this film is the argument, that we should deal with the question of singularity now. If we do later, it might be too late, whether it's just a belief or just around the corner. If it is just a belief, there still might be some benefit from raising the question of the benefit of ever advancing technology.
Must see this compelling movie.
The Singularity. Wow really cool.