[ExI] Kurzweil honored for inventing the Singularity

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Dec 26 20:39:38 UTC 2008

At 01:51 PM 12/26/2008 -0600, Nlogo1.tif Natasha Vita-More wrote:

>Why bite your lip?  Why not address it directly and bring it to the
>attention of Ray and the journalist?

I think Ray knows my opinion on this. Journalists generally don't 
care about acknowledging that sort of priority, alas, especially once 
a story's been filed. So why mention it here? I suppose because the 
ExI list was the main venue where various arguments were made about a 
Vingean technological singularity, a decade and a half ago, or so, 
although most of the people engaged in that discussion--Clark vs. 
Burkhead, Eliezer, Clemmensen, Eugen, Anders, Robin Hanson, etc 
etc--have moved away or fallen silent.

In short: Just placing a flag, for memory, in a world where memory is 
effectively becoming extinct because there's too much of it swamping us.

Damien Broderick 

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