Wrote this essay for an Indian tech blog nearly 10 years ago. While parts of it have faded into our existing tech, awareness of the 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 a continuum spread into our future as the machines grow into us and the we grow into the machines.
I suspect that awareness may have happened already (2017-18-19) but we wouldn’t know for sure when exactly because it was such a terribly uneventful moment.
Anyway, here’s the write-up: