Heinlein (1946) on the Singularity

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 23:21:53 MST

. . We have entered a period of extreme change. I see two major
possibilities: either a disastrous atomic war which will destroy for a
long time the present technological structure, followed by a renaissance,
the nature of which I am unable to predict, or a period of peace in which
technical progress will be so enormously accelerated that only short range
predictions can hope to be reasonably accurate.

                              *rumbles from the Grave* letter of March 16,
1946, pp. 41-2

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