Re: The Spike, nanotech, and a future scenario

Dan Clemmensen (
Sun, 05 Oct 1997 17:32:28 -0400 wrote:
> >>I find it very frustrating that the list spends so much time on
> irrelevant issues of economics and politics. The current economic
> and political environment will not change significantly prior to
> the singularity: there's not enough time, even if the event occurs
> in 2025.<<
> No, indeed, as long as people hold this mystical concept of
> singularity in their minds there will be little change in
> their condition of slavery under the present political
> system.
> Estacado

In what way is a straight extrapolation of Moore's law
"mystical"? I feel that the assumption that the human
condition will remain substantially unchanged is much
more of a fantasy. Moore's law is a simple observation
of our current reality. What do you think life will be
like in 2020?