Wednesday, November 15, 2006

To Whom it May Concern

This is my first blog. I decided to dedicate it to the advancements of technology which will have a profound effect on the world as we know it. The title has been borrowed from Ray Kurzweil. The title, The Singularity, is mentioned, among other places, in Ray Kurzweil's book The Singularity is Near. In it, he suggests that the evolution of technology will soon expand so rapidly that the world will change seemingly continuously.

The singularity is a general period or moment in the future after which technology will evolve so voraciously that the social world will be dramatically different than from before it.

The name I have chosen, Nochte Elphi, is an anagram for technophile. The first, nochte, is close to nocte which is latin for night. The second, elphi, is very similiar to delphi which, among other things, is a town in Greece which used to hold the omphalas stone considered to be the center of the universe. It also contained a seemingly eternal flame. I chose this name then as a symbol that the technologies posted here will be the source of an eternal flame in what, from the perspective of post-singularity atleast, is currently a time of night.