Re: Singularity?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 22:05:28 -0500

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Clint O'Dell writes:
> > Now don't everyone jump at once.
> >
> > I hear a lot about surviving singularity? What is meant by this?
> This refers to when the times get too interesting, perhaps too
> interesting for monkeys to survive. (Travelling into the Singularity
> necessarily means crossing a sea of turmoil).

Untrue. One planetary computing network, some open-source seed AI code, and a Zyvex lab left hooked up to the Internet with what humans call "security", and the whole thing will be over before anyone has time to panic. Or at least that's the idea.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Running on BeOS           Typing in Dvorak          Programming with Patterns
Voting for Libertarians   Heading for Singularity   There Is A Better Way