[ExI] Singularity - Non-Gender Specific

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Sep 29 21:45:32 UTC 2009

Quoting Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com>:

> 2009/9/29 Natasha Vita-More <natasha at natasha.cc>
>> Because the Singularity is so male-dominated...
> I haven't noticed that. Can you explain what you mean or cite some examples?

Dave, have you ever been to a Singularity event?  Have you ever posted  
on the Singularity email list?  Have you attended the Singularity  
Institute's Summits?  Have you read references and bibliographies on  
papers, articles and books concerning the Singularity?

Certainly, I do not need to gather this material for you.  It is  
readily available.

This issue is not male vs. female. It is an topical issue.  One could  
say "Where is the Zen of the Singularity?"  That might bring it home  
to some who don't grok the chrysalis metaphor.  But, nonetheless, it  
is an important metaphor. It seems that the Singularity is "driven"  
nowadays.  I remember talking to Vernor about if we could steer or  
drive the Singularity and he said it might not be possible.   
Nevertheless, I realize that the driving force behind the Singularity  
is male-directed.  I am not saying this is good or bad.  I am saying  
that it MIGHT be wise to rethink it.


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