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The ultimate thing towards which other things move—as it were. Conceptions, obviously, differ. Akast omega point (meaning last Point). Victory. Peace. Resolution. Death. End. Nihil. Zero. Nill. Nothing. Transcendence. End of Time. Singularity. Apotheosis. Nirvana. Heaven. Parabrahman. Jivan-mukti. Purpose of life. Endgoal. Final Goal. Endgame. The Hill (to Die On). Endsieg.

Many religions or ideologies have an endpoint. E.g. Christianity has one of the most popular ideas of an ultimate goal—that is attaining Heaven with God; Marxist Communism the "Stateless" state of Communism.

The Omega Point is a belief and a scientific speculation that everything in the universe is fated to spiral towards a final point of "divine" unification.[1] The term was coined by the French Jesuit Catholic priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955).[2] Teilhard argued that the Omega Point resembles the Christian Logos, namely Christ, who draws all things into himself, who in the words of the Nicene Creed, is "God from God," "Light from Light," "True God from true God," and "through him all things were made." In the Book of Revelation, Christ describes himself thrice as "the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end." The idea of the Omega Point is developed in later writings, such as those of John David Garcia (1971), Paolo Soleri (1981), Frank Tipler (1994), and David Deutsch(1997).[3][4][5]

Technological singularity[edit][]

The technological singularity is the hypothetical advent of artificial general intelligence theoretically capable of recursive self-improvement, resulting in a runaway effect to an intelligence explosion.[14] Eric Steinhart, a proponent of "Christian transhumanism", argues there is significant overlap of ideas between the secular singularity and Teilhard's religious Omega Point.[3] Steinhart quotes Ray Kurzweil, one of the most prominent singulatarians, who stated that "evolution moves inexorably toward our conception of God, albeit never reaching this ideal."[3][15] Like Kurzweil, Teilhard predicts a period of rapid technological change that results in a merger of humanity and technology. He believes that this marks the birth of the noosphere and the emergence of the "spirit of the Earth," but the Teilhardian Singularity comes later. Unlike Kurzweil, Teilhard's singularity is marked by the evolution of human intelligence reaching a critical point in which humans ascend from "transhuman" to "posthuman." He identifies this with the Christian parousia.[3]