My understanding of the singularity is when artificial intelligence becomes "more intelligence" than humans. This will be achieved through machine learning where an; algorithm, neural network ? Exponential betters itself.
So from that point on in near future after that we should predict that there will be artificial intelligence capable of answering any question. How to travel the fastest... Blueprints for spacecrafts... Drugs for medicine... Efficiency and advancements that will change the human condition.
The singularity is predicted 2040s or 2030. All be it a couple of years later down to exponential growth in knowledge.
So if what I'm saying is right I should be seeing crazy hype and news coverage as well as advancements but I don't. I don't understand what is wrong with the idea that the AI will be capable of omniscience. So can it ? Is there something preventing it ? I don't see how so logically.
As my philosophy has been that research in all the scientific fields are long and expensive. The prospect of a AI that could perform research at fractional cost and time is the way to go.
I hope to work in a field that works at achieving singularity and so will in turn change the world. With the ideas and discoveries it will have.
And where does "artificial" consciousness come in to play in the singularity