I have been fascinated by the concept of Singularity ever since reading the recent TIME magazine cover story on it a few weeks ago. It's amazing to think of where mankind could be headed in just a few years.
The only reason artificial intelligence seems likely to equal or surpass human beings is because human beings have become sooo mechanical. We never act; we only seem to React to things- l like a computer program. The more one investigates the difference between action and reaction- the more one realizes we already live like automatons.