Re: Interesting Quotation

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 08:58:08 MST

From: "Charles D Hixson" <>
> But the singularity will insert itself into that cycle. I wonder
> what effect that will cause.

We might speculate that the singularity would do so, but as Bill Joy, Francis
Fukuyama, and the emerging intellectual conservatism continue to gain
momentum, expect that the singularity will be put on hold indefinitely. Most
people are creatures of habit, especially when it comes to the habit of

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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