Re: REQUEST: Singularity Glossary

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 15:05:02 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 28 Jul 1997, Rick Knight wrote:

> I'm assimilating a glossary of terms relative to the concept of
> singularity. It is some research for a story. Also, pointers to
> previous editions of Extropian digest that might have pertinent info
> would be beneficial.

I have gathered some neologism and terms on my web at, you might want to take a look.

Some terms I think are related are: AI, autoevolution, autopotent,
biological fundamentalism, bionics, cybergnosticism, distributed
intelligence, dividuals, enhanced reality, exoselves, fork, hive
computing, infomorph, internalnet, memetics, nanotechnology,
nootropics, now shock, posthumans, technosphere, transcend,

> Ultimately, I'd like to provide a story that could be made into film
> that has the optimistic impact of "Contact" and not promote the scare
> tactics of oldies like "Colossus: The Forbin Project" or newer ones
> like "The Web" or (gag!) "Virtuosity" just because the
> artistically-deprived and generally bored people of our culture will
> lap up anything that has a few moments of dazzle, suspense or
> intrigue, even if the bulk of the offering is laden with predictable
> outcomes, black "plot" holes and generally require wild suspension of
> disbelief merely to enjoy the 1.5 to 2 hours.

Good luck!

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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