The Technological Singularity

Managing the Journey

  • Victor Callaghan
  • James Miller
  • Roman Yampolskiy
  • Stuart Armstrong

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Risks of, and Responses to, the Journey to the Singularity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Kaj Sotala, Roman Yampolskiy
      Pages 11-23
    3. Kaj Sotala, Roman Yampolskiy
      Pages 25-83
  3. Managing the Singularity Journey

  4. Reflections on the Journey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. James D. Miller
      Pages 223-228
    3. James D. Miller
      Pages 229-244
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-261

About this book

Introduction

This volume contains a selection of authoritative essays exploring the

central questions raised by the conjectured technological singularity.

In informed yet jargon-free contributions written by active research

scientists, philosophers and sociologists, it goes beyond philosophical

discussion to provide a detailed account of the risks that the singularity

poses to human society and, perhaps most usefully, the possible actions

that society and technologists can take to manage the journey to any

singularity in a way that ensures a positive rather than a negative

impact on society. The discussions provide perspectives that cover technological,

political and business issues. The aim is to bring clarity and rigor

to the debate in a way that will inform and stimulate both experts and

interested general readers.

Keywords

Engineered Negligible Senescence Futures Studies Intelligence Explosion Intelligent Machines Technological Singularity Technology Acceleration Technology Forecasting Transhumanism and Posthumanism

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor Callaghan
    • 1
  • James Miller
    • 2
  • Roman Yampolskiy
    • 3
  • Stuart Armstrong
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Computer and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of EssexEssexUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Economics FacultySmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA
  3. 3.Univ of Louisville Dept. of Comp Engrng & Comp SciLouisvilleUSA
  4. 4.Faculty of Philosophy Littlegate HouseUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-54033-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-54031-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-54033-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3018
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6619
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