RE: Augmenting humans is a better way

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 07:34:59 MDT

> > What I'm imagining is someone, in 1850 or so, saying
> >
> > "Bird augmentation is much more promising than airplane
> construction. The
> > starting point is way ahead of where airplane constructors are
> starting."
> Nonsense. If we were interested in improving the way BIRDS travel your
> analogy might be relevant.

One way to get humans to fly is to breed huge birds and have us ride on the
back of them...

> The singularity is about HUMANS not birds or
> computers - something people focused on AI easily tend to forget.

The singularity, as I understand it, is NOT just about humans, it's about
humans AND their artifacts.

-- ben g

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