Re: PHIL/PSYCH: Algernon's Law vs. Einstein's Experience

The Low Willow (
Mon, 13 Jan 1997 15:17:16 -0800 (PST)

On Jan 12, 9:31pm, Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

} My timeline looked like this:
} Cognitive Science -> Singularity -> Universe Domination
} And your image of my timeline looked like this:
} Singularity -> Universe Domination

Really? I thought we were attacking the existence of the Singularity
link, particularly in very strong form. I came to extropian-like
thinking through Vinge and "True Names"; I doubt I'm alone in that, or
even rare. I've become more conservative since then; others have as
well, or never bought it in the first place. Cognitive science is of
great importance; so is whatever molecular manipulation we can get.
(Nanotechnology has been attacked as well.) But some of us think that
the Singularity is better advertising than philosophy.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

"Actually, I've always been rather fond of Lucifer. He was, after all, the
brightest of all the angels before his fall."
-- Rhydon of Eastmarch, _High_Deryni_