[extropy-chat] On difficult choices (was: Books: Harris; Religion and Reason)

Dirk Bruere dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 00:08:04 UTC 2006

On 1/14/06, Russell Wallace <russell.wallace at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/14/06, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> > I read this article.  Not to put too fine a point on it, I found it
> > laughable.  Religious faith is not going to save the West and secularism
> > sure as hell isn't dooming it.  As much as I think welfare statism is evil
> > and dangerous I can't in honesty lay the blame there except as a large
> > contributory drain on the economy and on the character of the people.   The
> > notion that we must reproduce more this close to Singularity is the biggest
> > laugh of all.
> >
> Out of curiosity, how close to the Singularity do you think we are?
In the 1980s I estimated not sooner than 2010 and not later than 2050, with
the most likely date around 2030.
I still believe that.

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