[ExI] invisible singularity, was su's farewell

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 02:13:19 UTC 2010

"Receding Singularity"

Now if only I could remember where I heard that name.

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2010/9/16 Gregory Jones <spike66 at att.net>
> > This is a version of a friendly AI.  It is the self-conscious ecology
> minded AI.
> >
> > This I would call the invisible singularity scenario.
> Since you've claimed such a fantastic name, what would you call the
> following:
> The Singularity is an asymptotically approachable yet unattainable
> point that is always lurking in the mind of man.  Given the wildest
> dreams of a representative human from any epoc in history, the
> everyday reality of those living in the next epoc are endowed with
> godlike powers and two epocs later are simply unimaginable.  I believe
> this is not going to happen as much as it's a feature of the
> landscape.  The hill we are climbing will always have a next higher
> peak.  All that have come before serve only to prove that we will
> realize the goal of climbing collectively to better place.  This
> singularity isn't a monumental event; it's the driving force in every
> moment.
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