Re: ists and isms

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 06:12:17 MST

Spike Jones <> writes:

> etc. Nowthen, extropians should have similarly defined
> ists and isms. We should suggest technical terms for such
> extropian ideas as:
> Yudkowskism: belief that strong AI will precede
> nanotech.
> Drexlerism: belief that nanotech preceds AI.
> Spikism: belief that we should have a privately funded
> Mars colony before either nanotech or AI.

Sandbergism: belief that the singularity will be a "swell" involving a
large part of society rather than a "spike" involving just a few or
one agent.

Braduryism: belief that regardless of what kind of intelligence we get
in the end, it will dismantle the solar system.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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