[ExI] Singularity - Non-Gender Specific
sparge at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 02:12:31 UTC 2009
On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 5:45 PM, <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:
> Quoting Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com>:
>> 2009/9/29 Natasha Vita-More <natasha at natasha.cc>
>>> Because the Singularity is so male-dominated...
>> I haven't noticed that. Can you explain what you mean or cite some
> Dave, have you ever been to a Singularity event? Have you ever posted on
> the Singularity email list? Have you attended the Singularity Institute's
No, no, and no.
> Have you read references and bibliographies on papers, articles
> and books concerning the Singularity?
I've read articles and books about the singularity. I don't know
exactly what the distinction is between singularity and Singularity.
> Certainly, I do not need to gather this material for you. It is readily
OK, then... I guess this is just over my head.
> This issue is not male vs. female. It is an topical issue. One could say
> "Where is the Zen of the Singularity?" That might bring it home to some who
> don't grok the chrysalis metaphor. But, nonetheless, it is an important
> metaphor. It seems that the Singularity is "driven" nowadays. I remember
> talking to Vernor about if we could steer or drive the Singularity and he
> said it might not be possible. Nevertheless, I realize that the driving
> force behind the Singularity is male-directed. I am not saying this is good
> or bad. I am saying that it MIGHT be wise to rethink it.
Yes, it's definitely out of my league because I don't see what
attempting to drive the Singularity has to do with gender.
Sorry for wasting your time.
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