Re: How hard a Singularity?

From: James Higgins (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 13:58:45 MDT

At 02:36 PM 6/23/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>James Higgins wrote:
> >
>>Well, Eliezer has a problem with people dying. The longer your wait to
>>get the Singularity in full force the more people die (that's my
>>interpretation of his vision, at least). Personally, I'd rather let a
>>few hundred thousand people die while making certain that the Singularity
>>won't just wipe everyone out.
>"A few hundred thousand" equals at most six days.

Ok, I'd rather let every person on earth today die and have our
grandchildren succeed than take substantial risk that all humanity will be
wiped out. Clear enough? However, I'd much rather see it occur in 10
years with a reasonably low risk of catastrophe.

James Higgins

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