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Bjarke Ingels' Architectural Response To 'Singularity'
Ingels explains his fascination with american writer Ray Kurzweil, who introduced the concept of singularity - 'a bold prediction of a not-too-distant future in which artificial intelligence will overtake the human brain in processing power, leading to a merging of man and machine, and an irreversible transformation of our being in the world.'
Ingels describes how his approach to design is based on trying to plan for a future in which an exponential growth in processing power could change the way we live, interface with machines and augment our bodies. Copenhagen's 'Loop City,' is Ingels' plan to improve the connection of ten municipalities with each other and the city center. In order to create it he worked with ReD Associates to target efficiencies that could best improve connectivity.