Wrote this essay for an Indian tech blog nearly 10 years ago. While the parts of the original essay have faded into our existing tech, awareness of the machines—or as some would call it the robotic moment–or the moment of singularity appears to be far away.
Or let’s just say that this event–of the singularity–is probably a continuum spread far into our future as the machines grow into us and we grow back into the machines.
I suspect that awareness may have happened already (between the years 2017-2020) but we wouldn’t know for sure exactly when because the moment was so terribly uneventful.
Anyway, here’s the original write-up from 2009: