Re: Colossus and the Singularity

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Fri Jan 26 2001 - 05:23:36 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Leaving aside such MST3K-type material as watching a punched-tape computer
> depicted as an AI (roughly equivalent to seeing a propeller airplane
> flying through space)...

Another delightful example of this is Thomas J. Ryan's _The Adolescence of P-1_,
which depicts 1970's technology (the era of the IBM System/360 and System/370)
as the basis for AI.

I **love** seeing retro technology (especially retro computer technology),
from the period of my own childhood, depicted in films. Give me a 1958 DeSoto and a wall
full of blinking lights, and I'm in heaven :->

Jim F.

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