A harrumph at the Singularity

From: Jim Fehlinger (fehlinger@home.com)
Date: Wed Nov 22 2000 - 09:13:33 MST

Apologies if this is redundant non-news to
anybody, but I just ran into it myself:

"One Half of a Manifesto" by Jaron Lanier,
at http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/lanier/lanier_index.html

The author is a computer scientist who criticizes
the over-enthusiastic embrace of the elements of
Singularitarian thinking (as it is known around here)
by many of his colleagues,

The author calls this familiar complex of ideas
"cybernetic totalism".

Jim F.

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