I have the addresses of several other
Singularity-related pages, if you're interested:
Hope that helps,
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--- "Robert J. Bradbury" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> 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
> is already the case.
> > 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
> Doctors, you may
> have to substitute "184.108.40.206" for
> "www.aeiveos.com". Incantations
> have been made to fix this but the spell takes a
> while to work...]
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