RE: singularity arrival estimate...

From: ben goertzel (
Date: Fri May 17 2002 - 12:02:59 MDT

Every sentence any of us utters depicts the undepictable. It's just a
matter of degree....

post-Singularity reality is very hard to depict or comprehend at all, but
late pre-singularity reality could be convincingly conveyed in film I think


-----Original Message-----
From: Eugen Leitl []
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: singularity arrival estimate...

On Fri, 17 May 2002, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> I'll be more explicit about it: It seems to me that chances are
> exceptionally good that the movie would screw up the Singularity concept
> horribly as to render it forever tainted in the minds of scientists and
> viewers. Where are you going to find a trustworthy Hollywood moviemaking

How do you depict the undepictable? Singularity is incomprehensible by
definition. You can render lots of weird shit happening at the physical
layer, people running around and screaming, but what would be the purpose
of this?

> organization? Science fiction, yes, but Hollywood?

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