Singularity Koan 2.0

The title is “Singularity Koan”. Singularity here refers to the “Technological Singularity” that has been well discussed in the media. Koan is a type unsolvable riddle or paradoxical saying used in Zen Buddhism to promote a shift in consciousness. Contemplation of the apparent inevitability (whether in 30 years or 300) and concomitant uncertainty of the technological singularity had (and continues to have) a similarly disruptive effect on me - a jolt out of a customary, day-to-day dreary way of seeing the world and my life, into seeing our place in the broad sweep of history, and has caused me to question what is meaningful in my life and human life in general. I have found this to be a refreshing, if startling, effect - much as a near death experience can be.

This is the second more developed version, and one that I think belongs in the kind online format provided by sketchfab (and embedded in this blog post). I am currently working on 3d printing a large version of the piece, between 1/3 and 1/2 life size.  Here is an image of the model when I changed from a image on the surface of the screens to a relief representation of those images: