[ExI] MAX MORE in Second Life yesterday
michaelanissimov at gmail.com
Fri Jun 13 01:35:06 UTC 2008
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 3:21 PM, hkhenson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
> Sorry Natasha, this "distinction" isn't one at all. It makes no
> difference if the events making up what is called the singularity
> take place over hours, days or years. The end result is still the
> same, humans as they are known today are no longer significant in
> shaping the world.
I have to agree with Natasha and disagree with you on this... does it make
no difference if it takes two years or ten years to graduate college? Get
promoted at a job? Get to the end of the line at the DMV? Launch a
Also, some people seem to be under the mistaken impression that the
Singularity is necessarily a worldwide event that touches everyone. As
initially defined, it meant smarter-than-human intelligence. So you could
have a smarter-than-human intelligence in Antarctica that just sits around
and has no impact on the world whatsoever. Until the initial, Vingean, most
useful definition of the Singularity, that would constitute one, but under
the new, messy, overbroad, Kurzweilian definition, it wouldn't.
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