RE: How hard a Singularity?

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Jun 26 2002 - 18:52:05 MDT

I think that, if the posited organization is going to exist, we need someone
to "head" it, and this shouldn't be me or Eliezer or anyone else with their
own AGI design and their own agenda to push.

My nominee would be John Smart, who runs, actually.

I don't agree with all his ideas (I'm not as certain as him that black holes
are superintelligent beings!), but, he's a good organizer and he's a
"singularity generalist" rather than someone with his own highly particular
point of view about the path to the Singularity and related issues...

-- Ben G

> >However, I don't think there's any tremendous urgency to start such an
> >organization this year. Sometime in the next 2-3 years would be good.
> >
> >-- Ben G
> I agree with what you have said, including the time line. In fact, if
> Eliezer were to agree with this idea I would consider progress
> having been
> made on this front. Espicially if the two of you were willing to
> be on the
> board to start things rolling when the time comes. The only trick after
> that would be to keep the meme going until the time was appropriate.
> James Higgins

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