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Pros:
-human “immortality”
-unprecedented standard of living for all humans
-solutions to all of our energy problems (post-scarcity)
-unprecedented worldwide cooperation and cohesion
-everything that humankind has ever wanted

Cons:
-extinction of the human species
-loss of individuality, identity, free will, humanness
-mountains of ethical problems
-everything that humankind has ever feared

Read this short article to learn about singularity: http://psychesingularity.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/what-is-the-singularity-2/
(I also got the pros and cons from this article)

Interesting video on the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc5gIj3jz44
Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity
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