How can something with neither mass nor dimension arise from that which has mass and dimension? How can that which has subjectivity and intentionality arise from that which has objectivity and has no intentionality?
Science fiction is a valuable tool for discussing technological singularity because of how it engages with scientific ideas. William Hertling expands on this argument in a list of 5 ways that science fiction deepens scientific discourse.
Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom believes that artificial intelligence is one of the biggest threats to the future of Earth. Now, his warnings have earned the attention of companies like Google that are pushing the boundaries of A.I. research.