[ExI] Will the Singularity take an unexpected path?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Sep 12 15:54:14 UTC 2007

At 12:54 PM 9/12/2007 +0100, BillK wrote:

>And he sees this as a trend that will continue. 'There will be
>micro-intelligences all around us ­ systems that are very good and
>adaptive at particular tasks, and we will be immersed in environments
>stuffed full of helpful devices.'
>This is a form of human augmentation that I haven't heard before.
>More like augmenting the environment around humans, so that the matter
>around us is gradually becoming intelligent.  Quite a thought.

This is pretty much Rudy Rucker's current view, 
although he pushes it further into emergent panpsychism.

Damien Broderick

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