Over the centuries a trend has been noted that the speed of technological advances is not constant. It’s accelerating as an increase in technology allows future technology to advance at a faster rate. The Singularity is the theoretical time at which technology advances so rapidly that the advancement rate is infinity. Advances in artificial intelligence are expected to be the main driver as AI’s build more advanced AI’s in a loop that (perhaps) plateaus at some point that is presently impossible to predict. Thus my thought:
What happens when science advances so quickly that it exceeds the ability for us to generate science fiction?
Currently there seems to be a “bow wave” of science fiction leading technology. If sci-fi gets to wildly out front it’s not mainstream and thus not popular.
My intent is to blog about some early sci-fi that predicted the future and that future possibility came true.