Re: Spike or Swell (was: Re: Hyper-AI's vs Transhumans)

Anders Sandberg (
10 May 1998 12:23:08 +0200

Damien Broderick <> writes:

> Thanks for the nod, Dan. But I'm a bit worried about the way you've
> adapted my term `spike'.

Hmm, it seems to work rather good within the context of this
discussion, and didn't the original thread predate your book? But it
is probably a good idea to remain aware of the difference between the
concepts. In this discussion prediction horizons are (so far)
irrelevant, only speed and bootstrapping is.

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