Re: Posthuman Politics

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 21:33:07 MDT

> Eliezer wrote:
> >
> > Maybe I'm being too harsh here. I guess a lot of these ideas look a lot
> > less silly if you're planning for a 50-year or, ha ha, 100-year outlook.
> > But try pretending, as a mental exercise, that everything you do with your
> > life has to be completely finished by 2008 to do any good, and see what
> > that does to your perspective.

spike wrote: I am hoping to not cause offense by the comparison of
>to the christian apocalypicists...Of all the singularitarians, is not Eliezer
>perhaps the most witnesslike? spike

After I wrote the above I realized it could be taken the wrong way.
I was in no way making reference to Eliezer's eschewing of the old
Ivy. Perhaps I should have said we need to make up names for the
various schools of thought on the singularity with respect to the
expected time frames. I know we already have terminology such
as hard take-off, gradual, The Spike, etc. In fact I think there is
a website that has all of that. {Where?} Is there a term for those
who make no plans more than 8 or 10 years hence? Those like
myself who expect about 50 more years before a hard takeoff
singularity? spike

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