RE: Convincing wealthy benefactors to back real AI research

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 07:45:03 MDT

Hi John,

Maybe you're right; at least your view has the benefit of optimism :>

I suppose that the current market malaise is causing more and more people to
move into the "entrained within the vortex" camp, but this situation is
likely to improve as the markets do...


> In my observation, the increasing speed of technological change is causing
> an ever shortening human planning and attention span. This emergent
> phenomenon is itself being widely recognized, and causing a bifurcation,
> pushing business people into two camps.
> There are those that recognize we are less and less able to make credible
> long term plans and try to understand and respond to this in their own way
> (Brand, Moore, etc.). These "business futurists" are ripe to
> understand the
> singularity. Then there are others who remain entrained within
> the vortex,
> and feel they can't really afford much time to think about these
> things.

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