Via Metanexus blog
“It’s like staring into the Sun”
Yes, it can make you blind. Or at least, blur your vision.
Like, groovy, man.
Kurzweil’s “singularity”, referred to in the vid, is otherwise known as “The Rapture of the nerds”, and in my judgement, is about as likely to occur in the course of the 21st century as its premillennialist counterpart.
Whether consciously or not (probably not as far as Jason Silva is concerned), the function of this sort of techno-mysticism is to distract attention from the speed at which our civilization is hurtling towards the cliff of environmental catastrophe, steered by purblind corporate interests.