Kurzweil is a popular visionary in the field of artificial intelligence and the author of (The Age of Spiritual Machines).
The “singularity” refers to a future exponential expansion in the artificial intelligence and biological enhancement (genetic, nanotech, robotic, neural lace) technologies.
The transformation in human kind is predicted by Kurweil to result in unrecognizable forms of human existence.
Kurzweil’s scientific and practical inquiries in to the future shaped by AI technologies is an important contribution to the study. Predictions are made to test his mastery of the space and to potentially showcase his grasp of the emerging space.
This book is a very good place to start with understanding what we can expect in the next decades.