[ExI] SXSW - The SINGULARITY: Humanity's Huge Techno Challenge"

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Mar 17 17:10:24 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:05:08AM -0600, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> 2011/3/13 Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com>:
> > On Mar 13, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Natasha Vita-More wrote:
> >
> > This tosses in a not so helpful term, Singularity.  There are at least three
> > major notions of what it means as you are quite aware.   And it brings up a
> > lot of unhelpful hopes and fears.
> Samantha, humor me, as I'm new here. What are these three major notions?
> My view of the singularity is that runaway machine intelligence
> designs next generation machine intelligence until humanity is left in
> the dust. Is there something more to it?

Singularity by itself means shrinking rate of predictability.
How you interpret it is up to you.

You can have extinction, convergence, transformation, whatever
color the tentacle.

Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a> http://leitl.org
ICBM: 48.07100, 11.36820 http://www.ativel.com http://postbiota.org
8B29F6BE: 099D 78BA 2FD3 B014 B08A  7779 75B0 2443 8B29 F6BE

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list