There was a time when we craved the future. Now more and more people are afraid of it. We are dreading the moment when computers become advanced enough to outsmart people. The truth is, that will not happen anytime soon. Our future is bright, but it is hidden from us behind a veil of real singularity.
Human beings are optimized for learning. That is our primary purpose. Unlike other animals, we can study and use the laws of nature to improve our environment. It was only a matter of time when our civilization could understand its own nature and be ready to change itself. This time has come.