Man: Some of the tech dreams have come out true in the middle.
Woman: Well, what on Earth does that mean?
Man: _I_ don't know---they just told me to come in here and say that there was extremely rapid acceleration of technological development, that's all. I didn't expect a kind of Singularity.
(JARRING CHORD---the door blasts open and a transhumanist enters, flanked by
two junior colleagues.)
Transhumanist: Nobody expects the Singularity! Its chief cause is nanotech . . . nanotech and AI . . . AI and nanotech. . . . Its two causes are AI and
nanotech . . . and intelligence augmentation. . . . Its _three_ causes are AI, nanotech, and intelligence augmentation . . . and an almost insatiable desire to upload. . . . Its _four_ . . . no. . . . _Amongst_ its causes. . .. Amongst its causes . . . are such elements as AI, nanotech. . . . I'll come in again. (Exits with colleagues.)
Man: I didn't expect a kind of Singularity.
(JARRING CHORD---the transhumanists burst in)
Transhumanist: Nobody expects the Singularity! Amongst its causes are such diverse elements as: AI, nanotech, intelligence augmentation, an almost insatiable desire to upload, and nice secret laboratories---oh, damn!