The Critical Mass Machine

You have reached the portal of The Critical Mass Machine. You may at first notice a slight warp in your your sense of space and time. To be clear, the Machine is not a machine. The idea grew out of, among other things, the science fiction culture of the fifties. H.G. Wells had his Time Machine, you expect me to settle for The Critical Mass Process? What the Machine is about is the utilization of exponential processes to meet the needs of all people, of life and the planet. Time is accelerating, space contracting and information reaching a critical mass. Cultural evolution is evolving in a global world.

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The Law of Accelerating Returns

March 7, 2001 by Ray Kurzweil

"An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense “intuitive linear” view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate). The “returns,” such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There’s even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity — technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light."