Re: making microsingularities

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed May 23 2001 - 22:23:25 MDT

> wrote: ...A microSingularity
> in the social sense would be a microscopic version of what we mean by
> a Singularity. What would that be? Hal

This is something Ive pondered often since I read my great grandmother's
diary. She wrote entries nearly every day, but what caught my eye was
an entry she made in on 24 October 1929, since it did not mention the
stock market crash. The collapse was in a sense a social microsingularity,
in that everything changed on that day.

Repercussions from that event would ripple thru the world leaving no
one untouched, but my great grandmother, who was raising her children
and helping run a farm, did not mention it then or in any of the following
several weeks. The news gradually filtered down that something really
bad had happened, and that prices would be hurt (lowered).

We discuss the AI version of the Singularity, yet much of this world
still has never even seen a computer, and at least at the time would
fail to notice if an AI, friendly or otherwise, suddenly took over
everything. spike

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