Image Gallery: Singularity, the rapture of nerds? Summary: John Smart, president of the Accelerating Change Foundation, provides a historical overview of accelerating change. He predicts that human-level machine intelligence will appear around 2060. By Bill Detwiler | July 19, 2006 -- 11:35 GMT (04:35 PDT) Follow @billdetwiler Previous | Next Image 15 of 23 Peter Thiel, president of Clarium Capital Management and former chairman and CEO of PayPal. Topic: CXO Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.