Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank Group, is Japan’s second wealthiest person and a strong believer in the singularity — a sort of point of no return in which human civilization, rules, and technology become incomprehensible to previous generations.
Some think the singularity is going to happen when we become immortal, others claim the singularity is the moment humanity becomes a space-faring species. Most people, however, seem to agree that the singularity will happen right in that moment when artificial intelligence becomes sentient and Son wants to be right in the front row when this happens.
“I really believe this,” he said at a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The growth in computer ability was “why I acquired ARM,” he said.