Re: Singularity and the general public

From: xgl (
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 17:43:04 MDT

        i was surprised by the flood of messages today, i'm just replying
to the most recent that i've read. frankly, i thought this (the quoted
material) was a little irrelevent and counter-productive.

        the problem (what i could glean from the messages, anyway) seems
a simple one of navigation -- how can we best invest our efforts in order
to accelerate the singularity safely. so ... can we have a little quality
control here?


On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Chris Cooper wrote:

> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> >Why is it that, every time anyone ever divides humanity into the "elite"
> and the "masses", they always wind up categorizing themselves as one of
> the elite?
> Well, you're free to call yourself the elite, just as I'm free to look at
> the sentence above and decide that you're being pushed around by
> elementary group-polarization forces, thus placing firm upper bounds on
> your probable levels of self-awareness and knowledge of evolutionary
> psychology.<
> To quote Homer Simpson, "Now THAT'S PSYCHOLOGY!!"
> Thanks for summing up my problems with Christian's comments FAR more elegantly
> than I ever could.

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