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22nd Aug '16 7:39:49 PM PravinLal
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* In James Cameron's 2009 film, Avatar, this is a possible interpretation as to what happened on Pandora. Eywa, the supreme being the Na'vi worship could be just an A.I. that, after said singularity an X number of years ago, absorbed and integrated everything into itself which could explain why the Na'vi are able to use their long ponytails like USB cables.
21st Aug '16 12:30:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''EclipsePhase'' is set a decade after a hard singularity. Transhumanism is rampant, except in a few bioconservative holdouts like the Jovian Republic. It depends a lot on what you consider to be a singularity. Humans certainly have exceptional technology and live in a transhuman undying future, and while this has had a lot of interesting effects, things are understandable to us. The 'true' singularity did not happen to us, but it happened very close. [[spoiler: We built AIs that made themselves more smart and powerful, but they got infected by an alien virus and tried to destroy the human race and then vanished off into the ether. And the game is set after that.]]

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* ''EclipsePhase'' ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is set a decade after a hard singularity. Transhumanism is rampant, except in a few bioconservative holdouts like the Jovian Republic. It depends a lot on what you consider to be a singularity. Humans certainly have exceptional technology and live in a transhuman undying future, and while this has had a lot of interesting effects, things are understandable to us. The 'true' singularity did not happen to us, but it happened very close. [[spoiler: We built AIs that made themselves more smart and powerful, but they got infected by an alien virus and tried to destroy the human race and then vanished off into the ether. And the game is set after that.]]
14th Aug '16 1:55:58 PM nombretomado
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* WilliamShatner (yes, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries that one]]) takes the concept a bit too literally in his ''QuestForTomorrow'' novels.

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* WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner (yes, [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries that one]]) takes the concept a bit too literally in his ''QuestForTomorrow'' novels.
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* {{Industrial}} / {{Steampunk}} entertainer DoctorSteel weaves the concept of a technological singularity throughout his music, videos and writings, even having a song entitled ''The Singularity''. He has even been interviewed by transhumanist institutes and authored a paper on the subject.

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\n* {{Industrial}} / {{Steampunk}} entertainer DoctorSteel Music/DoctorSteel weaves the concept of a technological singularity throughout his music, videos and writings, even having a song entitled ''The Singularity''. "The Singularity". He has even been interviewed by transhumanist institutes and authored a paper on the subject.
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27th Jul '16 2:40:35 AM M84
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** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] want to do this. Their grand plan is to capture the souls of all the Eldar when they die and place them into the Infinity Circuits of their Craftworlds. Once enough Eldar souls are collected, the souls will form together into a new God of Death, Ynnead. Once Ynnead rises, he will {{curb stomp|Battle}} the Chaos Gods, destroy the Materium and Immaterium, and allow the Eldar race to be reborn, either back into a reset physical universe, or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence into new forms]], to live new lives free from their curse. Hopefully.

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** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] want to do this. Their grand plan is to capture the souls of all the Eldar when they die and place them into the Infinity Circuits of their Craftworlds. Once enough Eldar souls are collected, the souls will form together into a new God of Death, Ynnead. Once Ynnead rises, he will {{curb stomp|Battle}} the Chaos Gods, destroy the Materium and Immaterium, and allow the Eldar race to be reborn, either back into a reset physical universe, or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence into new forms]], to live new lives free from their curse. Hopefully.
Hopefully. Considering that the last time the Eldar tried to create a god from their souls, the result was ''Slaanesh''...
6th Jul '16 1:21:28 PM FordPrefect
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* Ray Kurzweil is probably the foremost advocate of the hard singularity and often regarded as being one of the most optimistic among authorities of the subject. He believes the near future will see human extension and transformation through genetic engineering followed on (and probably overlapping with) nanotechnology which will lead to better long term maintenance and upgrades of the human body and radical improvements in the versatility, precision and energy efficiency of manufacturing. Finally, robots will mature and become prevalent. In particular, he believes many robots can and will be of the RidiculouslyHumanRobot variety (right down to the highly nuanced emotional states, as far as mental processes go) which, combined with augmented reality, virtual reality, and whole brain emulation, will blur the lines between persons of natural and artificial origin.\\

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* Ray Kurzweil is probably the foremost advocate of the hard singularity and often regarded as being one of the most optimistic among authorities of the subject. He believes the near future will see human extension and transformation through genetic engineering followed on following (and probably overlapping with) nanotechnology which will lead to better long term maintenance and upgrades of the human body and radical improvements in the versatility, precision and energy efficiency of manufacturing. Finally, robots will mature and become prevalent. In particular, he believes many robots can and will be of the RidiculouslyHumanRobot variety (right down to the highly nuanced emotional states, as far as mental processes go) which, combined with augmented reality, virtual reality, and whole brain emulation, will blur the lines between persons of natural and artificial origin.\\



He acknowledges the challenges along with way. The genetic revolution will lead to smaller and smaller groups being able to engineer biological superweapons. This will lead to an exponentially increasing probability of a global scale attack. This in turn will be countered by the nano machine revolution since nanobots will be able to overpower any virus. But the nanotech revolution will create its own destructive potential which necessitates us moving to (or creating a species of) synthetic resilient bodies with human and/or synthetic intelligences (with the possibility for hybrids of the two.)\\

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He acknowledges the challenges along with the way. The genetic revolution will lead to smaller and smaller groups being able to engineer biological superweapons. This will lead to an exponentially increasing probability of a global scale attack. This in turn will be countered by the nano machine revolution since nanobots will be able to overpower any virus. But the nanotech revolution will create its own destructive potential which necessitates us moving to (or creating a species of) synthetic resilient bodies with human and/or synthetic intelligences (with the possibility for hybrids of the two.)\\
6th Jul '16 1:17:21 PM FordPrefect
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** [[TheGayNineties The telegraph-age]] [[TheEdwardianEra world]], or at least it's industrialized half, [[OlderThanTheyThink was far more globalized than present day]]. In fact, this is an example of partly successful attempt to ''uninvent'' or ''deconstruct'' the global communication network, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar post-1945]]. [[TheGayNineties Back in the Steam Age]] it was expectable for someone to pack his or her earthly possesions in a bag and move to the other side of the world during [[GoldFever gold rushes]], of whose existence he or she found out from a newspaper fed with news by telegraph and to which he or she sailed on a steamship of a global company like Cunard or Hamburg-America Line. Pretty hard to do the same [[RedScare in the suspicion, oppression and turbulence]] [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar of the two decades post-1945]]. So the modern age of free speech and long-range communication is more like a return to normality than a revolution.

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** [[TheGayNineties The telegraph-age]] [[TheEdwardianEra world]], or at least it's its industrialized half, [[OlderThanTheyThink was far more globalized than present day]]. In fact, this is an example of a partly successful attempt to ''uninvent'' or ''deconstruct'' the global communication network, [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar post-1945]]. [[TheGayNineties Back in the Steam Age]] it was expectable for someone to pack his or her earthly possesions in a bag and move to the other side of the world during [[GoldFever gold rushes]], of whose existence he or she found out from a newspaper fed with news by telegraph and to which he or she sailed on a steamship of a global company like Cunard or Hamburg-America Line. Pretty hard to do the same [[RedScare in the suspicion, oppression and turbulence]] [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar of the two decades post-1945]]. So the modern age of free speech and long-range communication is more like a return to normality than a revolution.
6th Jul '16 1:13:50 PM FordPrefect
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* ''EclipsePhase'' is set a decade after a hard singularity. Transhumanism is rampant, except in a few bioconservative holdouts like the Jovian Republic. It depends a lot on what you consider to be a singularity. Humans certainly have exceptional technology and live in a transhuman undying future and while this has had a lot of interesting effects things are understandable to us. The 'true' singularity did not happen to us, but it happened very close. [[spoiler: We built AIs that made themselves more smart and powerful, but they got infected by an alien virus and tried to destroy the human race and then vanished off into the ether. And the game is set after that.]]

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* ''EclipsePhase'' is set a decade after a hard singularity. Transhumanism is rampant, except in a few bioconservative holdouts like the Jovian Republic. It depends a lot on what you consider to be a singularity. Humans certainly have exceptional technology and live in a transhuman undying future future, and while this has had a lot of interesting effects effects, things are understandable to us. The 'true' singularity did not happen to us, but it happened very close. [[spoiler: We built AIs that made themselves more smart and powerful, but they got infected by an alien virus and tried to destroy the human race and then vanished off into the ether. And the game is set after that.]]
8th Jun '16 12:44:34 AM jormis29
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* In the game Duskers, a major story line that may be considered to happen along with the others is that a 'Grey Goo' has caused The Singularity, using humans and organic matter as a resource.

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* In the game Duskers, ''VideoGame/{{Duskers}}'', a major story line that may be considered to happen along with the others is that a 'Grey Goo' 'GreyGoo' has caused The Singularity, using humans and organic matter as a resource.
26th May '16 9:54:24 PM Doug86
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* The ''Ægypt'' books by John Crowley. The protagonist, Pierce Moffatt discovers that there is more than one history of the world. The ancient world was governed by alchemy, magic and astrology, and then the world changed to what we know now. The moment this change occurred was basically a protracted Singularity called the Renaissance and our distorted memories about this old world, now lost, are what gave rise to fortune telling and stories about Gypsies. And the sixties.

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* The ''Ægypt'' ''[=Æ=]gypt'' books by John Crowley. The protagonist, Pierce Moffatt discovers that there is more than one history of the world. The ancient world was governed by alchemy, magic and astrology, and then the world changed to what we know now. The moment this change occurred was basically a protracted Singularity called the Renaissance and our distorted memories about this old world, now lost, are what gave rise to fortune telling and stories about Gypsies. And the sixties.
25th May '16 8:08:18 PM Rocksnotch
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* In the game Duskers, a major story line that may be considered to happen along with the others is that a 'Grey Goo' has caused The Singularity, using humans and organic matter as a resource.
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