Wrote this essay for an Indian tech blog nearly 10 years ago. While parts of it have faded into our existing technology, awareness of machines—or as some would call it the robotic moment or singularity—appears to be far away. Or let’s just say the event is spread far into our future as the machines grow into us and the we grow into machines. I suspect that this may have already happened (2017-18-19) but we wouldn’t know because it was terribly uneventful.
Anyway, here’s the write-up: