RE: Singularity: Just Say No!

Billy Brown (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 08:55:55 -0600

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> I agree that we need some different scenarios to look at. There were a
> few scenarios mentioned in the technology thread a few weeks back
> based on the relative arrival of AI, nanotech and hardware; while they
> just ended up in the big Singularity discussion, I think the approach
> is good. We could list the potential technologies and methods
> available, figure out an approximative dependency tree (i.e. "If we
> have reliable nanotech, massively parallel CA-style computers become
> easy and cheap") and discuss the consequences. Most likely this can
> get extremely complex, so we should either try to run it as a scenario
> planning project or find some useful hypertext/critlink model to keep
> track of all the links.

I think a moderated web site would work well enough to be worthwhile. I'd be happy to code one up, if someone wants to volunteer the server space.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I