RE: No Singularity?

Billy Brown (
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 11:14:17 -0600 wrote:
> In fairness though we do have many people here and in nanotech circles
> who expect a much faster transformation. See Eliezer's recent posts about
> his Singularity Institute, for example. So it is quite appropriate for
> critics such as Lyle to address such claims.

Actually, in Eli's scenario the rapid change is a product of superhuman intelligence. The nanotech is just a convenient tool for the SI to use - if there weren't any such thing you would still get a Singularity, it would just take a little longer.

I know that newcomers usually go through a phase where they think there will be a 'Nanotech Day' when suddenly you can do anything, but they usually get over it after a few months. I don't know of any serious thinkers who hold to this view - do you?

> A correction, the URL is

Oops. Sorry. That's what I get for typing URLs from memory.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I