Various "singularities"

Lyle Burkhead (
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 13:40:32 -0500 (EST)

Steve Witham writes,

> I wonder whether, when people say the Singularity won't happen,
> they mean I should relax.

If you are worried about the AI monsters gobbling us up, then yes,
you should relax. However...

> Think of the mainstream press and the democratic system as a
> decision-support system. To some people it looks neutral, unbiased
> and under The People's control, only somehow it seems to be
> making a mess of things *and* supporting itself. Hmm.

Hmm indeed. As I said in my reply to David Musick a couple of
weeks ago, "Advanced Beings" already exist in the form of religions,
corporations, and governments. Some of them, especially the ones who
control the mainstream press, do not wish us well. Let's not relax.