Singularity in our past


In the Singularity in our past light cone Cosma Shalizi has an excellent discussion of the fact that the ‘singularity’ already happened. I’m referring to the now fashionable discussion of a technological singularity – see ‘the Singularity University’ . If you look at Physics and Mathematics in the very early 20th century, you’ll see a huge explosion in work. For Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity to be created in roughly a 25 year period, is rather extraordinary – not to mention the creations of things such as the ‘American Management System’.
I’ll probably get around to thinking about this more sometime in the future. Perhaps the Singularity has happened.