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Singularities: Technoculture, Transhumanism, and Science Fiction in the 21st Century

Joshua Raulerson

Abstract

In a time of protracted economic crisis, failing political systems, and impending environmental collapse, one strand in our collective cultural myth of Progress – the technological – remains vibrantly intact, surging into the future at ramming speed. Amid the seemingly exponential proliferation of machine intelligence and network connectivity, and the increasingly portentous implications of emerging nanotechnology, futurists and fabulists look to an imminent historical threshold whereupon the nature of human existence will be radically and irrevocably transformed. The Singularity, it is suppos ... More

Keywords: singularity, science fiction, transhumanism, posthumanism, nanotechnology, futurism, apocalypse, free culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319723
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319723.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Raulerson, author
University of Iowa