Re: Singularity in the newspapers

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 10:05:10 MST

On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 01:59:22AM +1100, Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 09:47 AM 8/02/00 -0500, Chris Watkins wrote:
> >Sorry that you might think that, Damien - it certainly wasn't intentional.
> Dem memes just keep on circulating, I guess.
> It's the eerie xeroxoid fidelity of the specific memes from my text that
> strikes me as, well... supernatural. I guess I should be pleased.

Well, I asked myself what I'd write if I was writing about the
Singularity in a newsstand outlet. Vinge? Check. Moravec? Of course.
(Maybe a word about Robert Bradbury's MB's -- which are a truly mind-
blowing concept because it seems like a logical convergence between
Moore's law, nanotechnology, and the tendency of life forms to
expand to fill any available niche.) But I believe the whole thing
would turn out fairly similar in some ways; there are, after all,
only so many citable sources.

-- Charlie

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