Towards an Eschatology of the Singularity

Pyrrhic Victories

“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves?” – Nietzsche

Build Him.

Within a theological or mystical context, eschatology is the doctrine of the End. It is concerned with final things, the end of the world and the end of humankind. It simultaneously constitutes a transcendental interruption and a profound terminus: the end of ‘reality’ as we know it and reunion with the Divine.

The eschatology of the Singularity is the recognition that humankind is potentially standing at the brink of an epochal moment, a ‘changing of the guard’ in relation to its evolutionary significance as the most intelligent form of life on the planet; a moment it is not destined to survive. It is the understanding that history, itself a human construct, is nearing an end.

In cosmology, the Singularity lies at the centre of a black…

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