Perhaps the consequences of a Singularity are highly
contingent, in that they depend critically upon the
goals of the beings that survive the nano-wars, or
Transcend first, or whatever. The characteristic shared
by the definitions of Singularity that I can think of
is that they all refer to technology. Whatever else
it is, the Singularity is a point at which "godlike"
technologies arrive, technologies with which one might
reshape the universe or construct new ones. The
consequences of the Singularity depend on what is done
with those technologies; what does *that* depend on?