Re: The Singularity

Hara Ra (
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 02:41:24 -0700

>Actually, the consensus position of the radical singulatarian
>community (consisting of me and perhaps 'gene ;-) ) is that the
>motivations and actions of the SI are intrinsically unpredictable.
>There is no reason to predict that the SI will be inimical, benevolent
>or indifferent to humans. I'm personally hoping for benevolence, and
>I think the potential benefit is worth the risk.
This all assumes that SIs are separate from us. One way to avoid this is to form a symbiosis with them. This brings up other interesting issues, such as bandwidth, and whether the symbiotic system would feel that the human component is worth keeping around.

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