[extropy-chat] Futures Past

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Oct 10 09:01:47 UTC 2005

On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 06:14:26AM +0100, Russell Wallace wrote:

> Actually I'm inclined to agree with all this; I'm not a believer in the
> "superintelligent AI pops out of someone's basement into a world that
> otherwise looks mostly like today" scenario, and I was never a great fan of

If it means a world full of unaugmented people, then it is a world "mostly 
like today". Because nanomedicine is much harder than molecular electronics
and spintronics, AI will come considerably before augmentation.

> Singularity definitions based on unpredictability (then we've had zillions
> of them) or incomprehensibility (I don't believe anything in this universe
> is fundamentally incomprehensible to a sufficiently educated human mind).

Do you think you could explain your daily work to a field mouse?
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