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Singularity is a noun that refers to a hypothesized era when machines merge with humanity.
Coming from the Latin singulus (SEEN goo loose) our word of the day is often used simply to mean ‘a separate unit,’ but in the world of science and science fiction, it has a different meaning. It refers to the idea that humanity and machines will merge and become a single entity.
That book discussing the singularity really blew my mind. But then I realized that, with my luck, I’ll probably merge with a toaster and have no greater purpose but to heat up bread.