Re: Interesting Quotation

From: Jeremy Schafer (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 14:55:14 MST

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm under the impression that the thought of
putting the singularity on hold "indefinately" is rather contradictory to
the definition of the "singularity" itself as it is impossible to impede the
growth and advancement of current and future technological factors.


>From: "J. R. Molloy" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: Interesting Quotation
>Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 07:58:08 -0800
>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,
>Fukuyama, and the emerging intellectual conservatism continue to gain
>momentum, expect that the singularity will be put on hold indefinitely.
>people are creatures of habit, especially when it comes to the habit of
>--- --- --- --- ---
>Useless hypotheses, etc.:
> consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
>analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics,
>uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
>non-sensory experience, SETI
>We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces

"Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it." -Bohr

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