[ExI] Time magazine cover story on the singularity

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Feb 19 06:28:33 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 01:48:13PM -0800, spike wrote:

> John the US is doing exactly that.  When anyone points out the craziness of
> this, we respond with a collective "It doesn't matter, the singularity is
> coming."

The last stock market Singularity .bombed quite nicely, as you'll recall.
A lot of people, particularly on this list really thought that was it, and
bought in overproportionally. 

The problem with exponential growth in a limited resource world is
that it frequently looks like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_growth

We've just left exponential phase and are slowly entering stationary
phase. The challenge for this particular culture is to break open this
particular Petri dish while they're still able. 

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