[ExI] Kurzweil honored for inventing the Singularity

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Sat Dec 27 00:46:51 UTC 2008

Just yesterday, I was thinking about how someone who is removed from the
barage of information has a potentially better ability to describe a
situation than those whose memories are filled with stuff.  

Nonetheless - when someone from the Extropy list writes about transhumanism
and list discussions on the Singularity, I feel confident that a fairly
accurate recollection will be made.

Nlogo1.tif Natasha Vita-More

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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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