Re: ists and isms

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 21:50:02 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:

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

Or *mantle* the solar system, depending upon one's point of view.

> 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.

You inadvertently pointed out something I had missed. I do not
wish to patent "spikism" as referring to any of my own notions, for that
would detract from Damien Broderick's wonderful work. I hereby
relinquish the term spike to the author of the delightful and thought-
provoking book by that title, and furthermore I cede Jonesism to
Doug, so that referring to minimal Martian colonies will now take on
the ever-so-clumsy term spikejonesism. spike

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