>>3688402>far future changes are more extreme than most people could ever predict.
Technology advances at the pace the society is able to integrate it and make positive returns with it. Nobody just builds it for no reason, for the sake of itself.
That means technology seems to advance at an exponential pace while the society, population and economy, is growing at an exponential pace. The society grows exponentially because the resource inputs, energy and materials, increase faster than consumption. Technology increases the ability to consume resources, which keeps the society growing, which keeps the technology advancing, but do you notice where it stops? When the resources stop growing. That's where the technology curve goes flat line because it can no longer help people utilize more resources that aren't available.
In human history, there have been several revolutions that have caused a step-increase in the availability of resources to the point that we've had enough "headroom" to maintain exponential growth until the next revolution. The agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, fossil fuels, all have increased the availability of stuff to consume. In order to maintain these "extreme changes" in the future, as demanded by the exponential theory, we should be having another revolution in resources availability right about now, - but actually we're hitting against the limits of our planet to provide us with any more. We've actually exceeded it and now heading for a decline because of over-population eating all the resources. There won't be any "singularity" - people soon have to scale back with technology because we can't afford it any more.