At 11:39 PM 4/7/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Is the Singularity inevitable? In other words, is it going to happen
>anyway, regardless of what any particular person does or does not do? Or
>is it contingent, i.e. something that may or may not happen?
Well, on some level, it's trivially contingent: we have enough nuclear weaponry to destroy all human life on earth umpteen times, etc.
But Singularity somehow, someway, with a species that may not even be our own? Totally inevitable.