Re: Singularity: Generation gap

Anders Sandberg (
26 Sep 1997 16:56:00 +0200

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:

> I've often wondered whether the next generation's concept of the future will
> be to the Singularity what the Singularity is to the domes-and-blasters vision
> of the previous generations. *There* is a thought that even I find
> frightening... because I have no conception, no conception at all, about what
> that could be.

When I and Robert Söderberg lectured at the MASEVR conference we
actually touched on this. We were speaking of the "computer generation"
and how it was adapting to accelerating change, and how the rate of
change is increasing towards something singularity-like. I think he
said something like "But who can adapt to near-infinite change like
this? The computer generation. Or perhaps their children who will
scare their parents".

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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