From: Justin Corwin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 13:11:38 MST
there are numbered rules for the public treatment of the singularity?
>From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com>
>CC: SL4 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: The Nihilist's New Year
>Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2001 14:16:14 -0500
>Ziana Astralos wrote:
> > On Sun, 31 December 2000, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > > "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> > > > ...
> > > > Only 1,547 shopping days left till the Singularity!
> > > > ...
> > >
> > > Oh? I didn't know we had set the date yet... did I
> > > miss an internal memo somewhere?
> > March 27, 2005?
>I was thinking 1,547 *shopping* days, but then with MySimon and Yahoo!
>Shopping they're all shopping days, aren't they.
>Don't worry, the number was random, i.e., calculated to be "sometime in
>2005". If I somehow did have a definite date, rule 15 mandates that I
>couldn't announce it, and that if I had no choice but to announce it, I'd
>need to announce a date at least eight days *after* the actual Singularity
>was scheduled for. (Yes, some of the rules apply to good guys as well.)
>-- -- -- -- --
>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/
>Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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