[extropy-chat] FWD (SK) Re: Prosperity is just around the corner...

Terry W. Colvin fortean1 at mindspring.com
Mon Oct 3 19:50:27 UTC 2005

Forwarding from another list...


On 10/3/05, Dave Palmer wrote:
> Kurzweil is another one of those smart but comically naive thinkers like
> Stephen Wolfram who seemingly have no clue about the real world.

 There's been a graph circulating of Kurzweil's "trend towards the
Singularity". It features a log-log graph of with a straight line
through major events in human history converging on a few years in the
future. One axis was "time between major events" and the other "time
before present, with the events starting with "Life", then "Eukaryotic
cells, multicellular organisms".

Kevin Drum extends the graph here:
and comments on the book at

James H.G. Redekop

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