Re: Singularity: A Straw Poll

Samael (
Tue, 8 Dec 1998 09:03:47 -0000

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Subject: Re: Singularity: A Straw Poll

>In a message dated 12/7/98 5:46:25 PM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
>> Could we get a poll on what people actually think the singularity is,
>> going to cause it and why it's a good thing?
>By my understanding the definition of the singularity is that point beyond
>which we haven't got a clue as to the way "things will be"...but that it is
>apparently in our immediate future.....and no one necessarily agrees that
>gonna be good...

It certianly seems likely we're gonna have one of them, mostly because the way that people are going to react to the increased levels of technology and reduced amount of necessary work over the next few decades is entirely unpredictable, as we have never had a situation like this before.