The Singularity in the Zeitgeist

As a part of pub­lic re­la­tions, I think it’s im­por­tant to keep tabs on how the Sin­gu­lar­ity and re­lated top­ics (GAI, FAI, life-ex­ten­sion, etc.) are pre­sented in the cul­ture at large. I’ve posted links to such things in the past, but I think there should be a cen­tral clear­inghouse, and a dis­cus­sion-level post seems like the right place.

So: in the com­ments, post ex­am­ples of refer­ences to Sin­gu­lar­ity-re­lated top­ics that you’ve found, ideally with a link and a few sen­tences’ de­scrip­tion of what the con­nec­tion is and how it’s pre­sented (whether se­ri­ously or as an ob­ject of ridicule, for in­stance).

There should prob­a­bly be a similar post for ra­tio­nal­ity refer­ences, but let’s see how this one goes first.