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'''Singularitarianism''' is an ideology that centers around the belief that a technological [[Singularity]] is a desirable and achievable goal for humanity in the near term future. Advocates believe that future technology will create a world where death and disease have been eliminated, [[superintelligence]] will emerge and society becomes post-scarcity. This has led to some critics to accuse the movement of being a religion and mockingly refer to the singularity as being the "rapture of the nerds"
 
'''Singularitarianism''' is an ideology that centers around the belief that a technological [[Singularity]] is a desirable and achievable goal for humanity in the near term future. Advocates believe that future technology will create a world where death and disease have been eliminated, [[superintelligence]] will emerge and society becomes post-scarcity. This has led to some critics to accuse the movement of being a religion and mockingly refer to the singularity as being the "rapture of the nerds"
  

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Singularitarianism is an ideology that centers around the belief that a technological Singularity is a desirable and achievable goal for humanity in the near term future. Advocates believe that future technology will create a world where death and disease have been eliminated, superintelligence will emerge and society becomes post-scarcity. This has led to some critics to accuse the movement of being a religion and mockingly refer to the singularity as being the "rapture of the nerds"

However, many Singularitarians reject that the movement is a religion, arguing that they are free from authoritarian dogma, individuals are not required to have any mystical beliefs and there are no penalties for being a non-believer or any long term additional benefits for believers over non-believers.

There is also no definitive text that believers have to subscribe to. Though several leading figures from the movement have written extensively about what it means to be a Singularitarian. These include Ray Kurzweil, Eliezer Yudkowsky and Nick Bostrom, as well as countless academic papers from many others discussing the feasibility of Singularitarian technology.

There is also an active, online community and annual gatherings of Singularitarians at events such as the Singularity Summit.

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