Re: META: Singularity, a restriction on...

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 14:49:16 -0500

> > I just thought of one possible restraint on Singularity-type
> > growth: Procrastination.
> >
> > As more people become immortal at the edge of the Singularity,
> > the amount of procrastination which occurs in society will amplify
> > at exponential rates, leading to a major braking effect on growth
> > of all kinds.

Ref: Section on "Reengineering".

Specifically, the subsection on producing an unlimited amount of mental energy. Mental energy is information, after all, not physical stuff. We should be able to copy and paste it.

--          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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