Are there any transhumanists on the forum? If you believe that Moore's Law "( Moore's Law - The observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. In subsequent years, the pace slowed down a bit, but data density has doubled approximately every 18 months, and this is the current definition of Moore's Law, which Moore himself has blessed. Most experts, including Moore himself, expect Moore's Law to hold for at least another two decades. )" will continue on at the same pace it has been moving for the past century then the time line takes us to 2016-2019 as around the time the first CPU has equal processing power to one human being. If the trend continues then around 2029 a CPU will be expected to have the processing power of 1000 human brains combined. The projections for CPU processing power have been increasing since the 1970s. So we have exceeded the projected technological pace of advancement for each of the past 3 decades. Once a CPU with higher intelligence than a single human is created that CPU will be able to build a superior version of itself. At first it may take that CPU A 2 years to make a superior CPU B to it. Then it will take CPU B maybe 1 year to create CPU C which is superior to it. Then it will take CPU C 6 months to create CPU D which is superior to it. And as the progression goes on each CPU created a new generation superior to itself until the advancement of technology is moving so fast that new technology is being created every hour, then every minute, then every second, until it moves so quickly human beings can no longer understand it. This is the point of time which is referred to as The Singularity. It is the point in time where mankind must make a decision to genetically engineer itself, augment itself with micro processors to become vastly more intelligent, or go extinct as a species as technology becomes so advanced that mankind understands it the way an ant understands mankind. Today there are already human beings with microchips placed on their brains. These are mostly in quadriplegics. The microchips read the electrical impulses that the neurons send through the brain of the quadriplegic and sort them out using a CPU program. The result is that a quadriplegic is able to surf the internet simply by thinking the words and thinking the mouse cursor to move in a particular direction. It will be another decade or so before people will be able to augment their brains with microprocessors but it should happen within most peoples life time. So what do you guys think about it?