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

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 11 May 1998 11:22:18 +0000

At 12:23 PM 5/10/98 +0200, Anders wrote:
>Damien Broderick <> writes:

>> 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?

I don't really wish to get into a dispute over lexical priority, but I'm
pretty sure I originated the use of the term Spike in this context. Even
so, it's clear that the broad classes of possible singularities were
canvassed on this and other lists years before I joined. I'm not trying to
steal anyone's thunder... :)

Damien Broderick