Re: Threats to the Singularity.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 13:53:56 MDT

Mike & Donna Deering wrote:
> "Perhaps we should ask Kurzweil."
> You're right. I do quote him a lot. But that is only because he has
> written a lot that is relevant to this discussion. I can't wait for his
> new book to come out. Does anyone know when it is due? I'm not saying
> that I agree with everything he says or that I am a Kurzweil groupie but
> don't you think the human race is lucky to have someone like Ray
> Kurzweil looking out for it?

Kurzweil is a futurist, not an activist. He argues that the Singularity
*will* occur. As far I know he is not putting any effort into making it
occur. He believes it is inevitable. So much for that.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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