Re: Confronting The Singularity Conference

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 09:39:41 MDT

Robin Hanson wrote:
> I wonder what would happen if you organized a "party/poster" conference
> by just having a very large room with dozens of whiteboards, and with
> snacks and chairs distributed throughout. There would be no official
> schedule or map, and you'd spend the whole weekend wandering about joining
> whatever discussions or presentations formed "spontaneously." Any dispute
> about what a group talked about in a location would be handled as at a
> party, with the option of one group walking away to do what they want
> somewhere else.

This is an excellent idea and should, at the very least, be tried as a
2-hour across-the-board "panel" at the next Foresight conference.

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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