Re: Black Goo
Sun, 31 Aug 1997 09:23:34 -0400 (EDT)

John K Clark <> wrote:

> Some people say (correctly I think) that we can know almost nothing about
> what things will be like after the singularity, BUT then they tacitly
> that the rate of change after The Spike will level out into a plateau of
> sorts, a very high plateau to be sure but a plateau nevertheless. I see no

> reason why that should be true and think we should expect an accelerating
> rate of change for the indefinite future.

How exactly do know when you're past 'the singularity'? If there is going to
be an accelerated rate of change for the indefinite future (a point on which
I agree), how do you point to a place in time and say, "that's the