"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> "S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > > The first of the Seven Signs of the Singularity is when you refinance your
> > > house and it's a thirty-second mortgage.
> > Pray tell, Eliezer, what are the other Six?
> The Seven Signs of the Singularity:
> 1. You refinance your house and it's a thirty-second mortgage.
> 2. The Nasdaq moves to scientific notation.
And log scale record keeping.
> 3. The ads on TV are weirder than your hallucinations.
You rent processing time in your dream space to creative agencies.
> 4. You have to buy a new computer each week... and it arrives with the
I was going to say that your new wearable computer gets printed up every
day from automatic downloads from your 'putersuit email list. I suppose
expections from 2000 are already out of date... ;)
> 5. The Luddites are building their own Dyson sphere.
Yes, those Criswell structures are just to advanced/energy
intensive/unnatural/eliminate too many jobs..
> 6. Your AI sex doll asks you to use a condom. (*)
You mean it doesn't function as a blood test/autodoc?
> 7. Your toaster has its own Internet startup.
And its own webcam site.
> This came out of a schmooze session at the 2000 Spring Foresight
> Gathering. Contributors included Greg Burch and Robert J. Bradbury.
> (*) This one is Robert J. Bradbury's fault. There were also some
> comments about "firewalls", "denial of service", and "the ping of
> death", *none* of which were made by me. I just want that clear on the
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