Re: Confronting The Singularity Conference

From: phil osborn (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 00:27:20 MDT

>From: Brian Atkins <>
>Subject: Re: Confronting The Singularity Conference
>Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 21:58:08 -0400
>John Clark wrote:
> >
> > I haven't read any reports on the Foresight Institute's confronting the
> > conference, how was it?
> >
>There were some no-shows including Minsky and Kurzweil.

Minsky was on PBS recently - a panel on the future of the internet, as I
recall. He now puts the Singularity - as far as real AI - at about 2073, to
my surprise.
>The food was pretty good :-) San Francisco was cold, and had waaay worse
>traffic than last time I was there in 96.

That's scary! In '95 I got rear-ended - er, I mean my motorcycle got
rear-ended with me on it (you have to be clear about these things when
you're discussing San Francisco). I suppose that's clear enough. I have
yet to hear of people having sex with motorcycles - altho now I'm starting
to think maybe I shouldn't put the suggestion out there.

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