Re: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky' whopper

Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 20:50:25 MDT

In a message dated 10/5/2000 8:30:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< Right on. Superintelligence means super ability to solve problems.
 Singularity? No problem. >>
Your faith, in the Singularity, is awe inspiring, but then so is the thumping
bible of a Fundamentalist. We don't even have quasi-human level A.I. yet, let
alone SI coming along to stomp us! Lets get a few colonies on Mars before we
shudder in the shadow of the machine. In the name of humanity, I demand it,
I demand it! (Elisha Cook Jr. defending Cap'n Kirk against accusations of
incompetence 1967)

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