# Re: Singularity information [was: Paths to the Singularity]

From: Ziana Astralos (zianastralos@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Feb 12 2000 - 10:55:21 MST

I have the addresses of several other
Singularity-related pages, if you're interested:
http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~phoenix/vinge/vinge-sing.html
http://singularity.posthuman.com/singularity.html
http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Global/Singularity/
http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/SINGULAR.html
http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Global/Singularity/Singularity_limits.html

Hope that helps,
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wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, James Swayze wrote:
>
> > Please forgive my ignorance. I am new to
> Extropianism. Can someone either
> > explain what singularity is or point me in the
> right direction?
> > I'd appreciate a sussinct source as I am short on
> time.
>
> In *short*, it is the time when the exponential
> growth of technologies
> reaches the point that when you wake up in the
> morning, things look
> *very*, *very* different from the way they looked
> when you went to sleep.
> Another way of looking at it is the time when the
> rate of change of
> the world around us appears (subjectively) to be
> very fast.
> Of course some, particulary those who are older,
> might argue that
>
> > The only singularity I understand is the center of
> a black hole.
>
> We only use the word in that context when we are
> discussing whether
> we can tunnel out of this universe into a new one.
>
> The original reference for the Singlularity is
> Verner Vinge's
> "The Coming Technological Singularity: How to
> Survive in the Post-Human Era".
>
> I have an online copy at:
>
>
>
> [Due to circumstances involving the Internet Witch
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> "www.aeiveos.com". Incantations
> have been made to fix this but the spell takes a
> while to work...]
>
> Robert
>
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