Re: Cut to the Spike

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 13:11:54 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> Ah, but of course I wasn't talking for an instant about the book, but about
> the idea and prospect the term denotes. I was dazzled at the thought that
> Microsoft should have so thoughtfully provided a keystroke shortcut direct
> to the singularity. Has anyone dared use it, though? Presumably not, I
> suppose, unless we are the Pedestrians (Eliezer's nice word) who declined
> to be Transcended--as would be fitting among those still using Word 97.

The term "Pedestrian" was invented by Debbie the Rocketeer (personal
communication, Sep 2000).

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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