[ExI] hard science
pharos at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 20:14:59 UTC 2014
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
> The reason I think it will take tens of thousands of years is that genetics
> and epigenetics is so incredibly complex that traits that depend on dozens
> or even scores of genes will take a very long time to figure out. It wasn't
> very long ago that we called some of it 'junk' DNA before we learned that
> maybe it did something after all. I figure we are very, very low on the
> curve - the positively accelerated part. bill
The reason all the replies expect much quicker changes is Ray
Kurzweil's exponential curves.
Faster and faster, more and more, quicker and quicker.
Until the Singularity arrives.
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