[ExI] Will the Singularity take an unexpected path?
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
sentience at pobox.com
Fri Sep 14 21:48:59 UTC 2007
John K Clark wrote:
> I think the title of this thread is very odd, if the Singularity didn't take
> an unexpected path then it wouldn't be a singularity.
Ah, well that would be the most unexpected path of all, wouldn't it?
(You cannot manipulate ignorance as if it were knowledge; a blank map
does not correspond to a blank territory; and if the Singularity
refers to a form of ignorance, you should not, in the same sentence,
treat it as a future event.)
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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