This is a list of articles that give an excellent introduction to singulatarianism. They are best read in sequence.
"There are several technologies that are often
mentioned as heading in this direction. The most commonly mentioned is probably
Artificial Intelligence, but there are others: direct brain-computer
interfaces, biological augmentation of the brain, genetic engineering,
ultra-high-resolution scans of the brain followed by computer emulation. Some of
these technologies seem likely to arrive much earlier than the others, but there
are nonetheless several independent technologies all heading in the direction of
the Singularity - several different technologies which, if they reached a
threshold level of sophistication, would enable the creation of
A future that contains smarter-than-human minds is genuinely different in a way
that goes beyond the usual visions of a future filled with bigger and better
Vernor Vinge originally coined the term "Singularity" in observing
that, just as our model of physics breaks down when it tries to model the
singularity at the center of a black hole, our model of the world breaks down
when it tries to model a future that contains entities smarter than human." -Continue reading here
And here is some slightly more advanced stuff.
And finally, here are a few articles which talk about singularity fun theory and eudamonics.