From: Spike Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 19:35:27 MST
> spike worte : What if we could voluntarily join
> > a Borg, play in that until we were satisfied, then get back
> > out to our individual existence at will? Wouldnt that be
> > way cool?
Brian Phillips wrote:
> The Borg may wind up being the less unpalatable alternative.
> It's obvious reading the writings of the "singularity's friends"
> that they tend to think in terms of "Before Singularity" and
> "After Singularity". What's motivating this "discrete point"
> vision of the transhuman future? shouldn't the perception be
> a steepening CURVE?
Sure Brian, but I should have made it clear: all my prattling
about Borgs and launchers, etc, are strictly *before* singularity
and before strong nanotech, simply because everything is
too unpredictable afterwards, thus the clever joke:
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