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Vinge singularity

Also known referred to as the Singularity or techno-rapture: the point in the relatively near future, postulated by computer scientist Vernon Vinge (San Diego State University) in 1986, when our self-guided societal, scientific, and economic evolutionary development achieves such a rate, driven by nanotechnology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and possibly uploading, that nothing beyond this time can reliably be extrapolated.

External site

The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era (Vinge).