I'm pretty convinced that we've already had five or six singularities. The most recently previous was the cell phone boom, sound recording before that. These things changed the world in ways no one guessed at beforehand, the only thing keeping them from being recognized as singularities is that they happened too slowly to satisfy the singularitarians.
delmoi, maybe your life is slightly different, but I was thinking of all those Indian farmers who can communicate all of a sudden. Also I was using that as my particular example of mass connectivity. Also smartphones have more weirdness going on than you would believe.
delmoi, CPU speeds may have flatlined but that's because chip makers have been going the multicore route. MIPS has still been rising, so you can't really insinuate that we've come to a standstill in Moore's law.
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