[extropy-chat] Opinions on Singularity

Anne-Marie Taylor femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Sun Jun 11 20:51:27 UTC 2006

Ben Wrote:
  >POTENTIAL advantages (not saying that this is what i expect, understand)
>are mainly allowing us (people in general) to lever ourselves out of the
>shithole we find ourselves in at present. Allowing us to live as long as
>we want, rid ourselves of diseases, poverty, oppression, allowing us a
>much better chance of realising our potentials as thinking beings.
>Maximising our chances of happiness. Giving us (thinking beings in
>general) a fighting chance to survive into the future.

  Thank you for your response.  I was wondering if you could clearify how these
  things will be achieved by The Singularity.  
  I'm sorry if I sound redundant.
  I know I frequently return to the subject of The Singularity because I feel I haven't 
  figured out what my own opinion is on the subject.  
  When discussing topics subjects such as Transhumanism or cryonics,  I found it easy to
  listen, learn and decide if I thought the topic was "Good" or "Bad" for me.  
  Although after reading the sl4 posts I have learned a lot, on some level, I can't help
  feeling that most of the posts talk about the high risks of developing an AI.  There aren't 
  many posts that talk of the benefits.  
  I wanted to write about The Singularity in a form that represents the both "bad" and "good"
  sides but am finding it hard to do.
  I won't post any more questions regarding this issue but if anybody would like to get
  back to me either privately or on list, it would be greatly appreciated.
  Thanks again

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