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 say that the event is 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 (2017-18-19) but we wouldn’t know for sure exactly when because it was so terribly uneventful.
Anyway, here’s the write-up: