Re: Interesting Quotation

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 00:21:17 MST

Jeremy Schafer wrote:

> 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.

Well, a full scale exchange of nuclear arsenal would definitely
put Singularity on hold "indefintely" on this planet. It is
"indefinite" because it is anyone's guess when/if humans or some
other sentient would reach a sufficient level for the
technological Singularity to again near the "knee" of the curve.

- samantha

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