The “Singularity Hub” is an amazing resource for teachers and students interested in technological progress. Here you’ll find out about groundbreaking technology in the areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum mechanics and much, much more. The idea of approaching a technological singularity is both an exciting and scary topic! This website will help inspire your students to “think big” about the future of technology.
This series of TED talks from Ray Kurzweil, an author-inventor, computer scientist and futurist. He is a central figure in the area of “technological singularity”. At the TED site, you’ll find 3 talks from this visionary that both students and teachers will enjoy. After watching the videos you’ll be able to delve into class discussions in regards to technologies like robotics, biotechnology and nanotechnology and how they may revolutionize mankind.
This Wikipedia page does an excellent job of covering the concept of “Technological Singularity”. I recommend this page as a stepping point for teachers who’d like to teach the topic of “Singularity”. You’ll learn about topics like intelligence explosion and the emergence of superintelligence. Also, explore the plausibility of machine intelligence actually achieving singularity. Mind blowing topics for engaging classroom discussions
This thirty-eight-minute video is excellent for high school students and perfect for introducing the concept of Singularity. The YouTube video is an excerpt from the longer documentary available for download from the movie’s homepage. Ray Kurzweil presents "a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny".