> By bringing together the aspiring-but-poor
> Singularity enthusiast and the vaguely altruistic Internet tycoon
> together into one community...
> standards on qualities such as "dedication to the Singularity"
> will be relaxed to the extent of letting in any random millionaire
> who thinks s/he "might" be interested.
This reminds me of a skit I saw on Laugh-In many years ago.
Goldie Hawn: (in a bright, chirpy, airhead voice) Guess what, Dan! I joined the Dumb People's Club!
Dan Rowan: The Dumb People's Club? What's that, Goldie?
Goldie: Well, it's this club. I paid $25,000 to join, and I got a membership card and a certificate.
Dan: Is that all?
Dan: Now wait a minute, Goldie... You paid $25,000 to join this club, and all you got was a membership card and a certificate?
Dan: Goldie, you've got to be really dumb to join a club like that.
Eliezer, you should get together with Mike Lorrey. The same millionaires who would invest in the Lorrey Drive would also invest in the Singularity. You could form a club, called the Science Fiction Investor's Club. Charge them $25,000,000 to join, and give them a membership card and a certificate.