Re: Singularity-worship

Peter C. McCluskey (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 07:47:45 -0800 (James Rogers) writes:
>Too me, the Singularity stuff is kind of an easy way out. Its like an
>excuse not to do anything because "the Singularity will do it". Whether

Strange. I find that the singularity meme is one of the most
powerfull motivators possible.
The more sudden the transition to a world dominated by electronic
intelligence is, the easier it is to imagine one person making an
important difference between a future dominated by friendly beings
and a future dominated by hostile ones.
There are a few areas where the singularity meme makes me more
complacent (e.g. cryonics research), but they wouldn't be at the
top of my priority list anyway.

Peter McCluskey |                        | "Don't blame me. I voted | | for Kodos." - Homer Simpson |     |