Did you say "leadership when Singularity hits"?
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of CountZero Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 1:05 AM To: extropians
Subject: Who cares
Ok, folks, I can't stand this much longer!!!
I don't care whether I'm talking humans, >Humans, gals, guys, whatever, we're all on the 'bleeding edge' regardless.
The 'powers that be' are going to stomp us flatter than dried elephant shit unless we take care.
For once and for all:' The Ideas Expressed in this Group are
Governments are _not_ going to respond rationally to the technologies that we expect, people (in general), are going to be caught _totallly_ unaware and _we_ must be able to provide some sort of leadership when the Singularity hit (~10-20 yrs hence).
And if you think I'm over optimistic about the time frame, look to your latest postings for guidance, things are progressing even better than I (an unabashed technophiles) might have predicted.
I don't have a lot to contribute to the truly productive discourse here
_but_ I feel that I have a good, overall, grasp of the issues, and that
grasp tells me that that we're in for 'stormy weather'.
Please forgive my '60s take on the current scene but also _please_ don't discount it completely.