I listened to this session on the way to work this morning. The speaker talks about exponential change and what could happen in the future if Moores Law continues to hold. He discounts the fact that most people find the ability to re-create human intelligence interesting. We can do this today ... and it only takes 9 months. What he does find interesting is the point after we re-create intelligence in the form of a computer. So the computer in one generation would have intelligence equal to human then the next transition would be super-human and so on ...
Vernor Vinge - Accelerating Change 2005
Here's the link to the podcast.
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