Re: How hard a Singularity?

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Fri Jul 05 2002 - 15:38:17 MDT

Tomaz Kristan wrote:
> On Thu, 04 July 2002, Samantha Atkins wrote:
>>Are you saying it would be a crime
>>for a Singularity not to
>>cultivate *all* the matter and energy
>>including that bound up in
>>other sentients such as ourselves?
>>In what sense and by what
>>standards? Validated how?
> I do. It has a lot of means to upgrade us (if there is any Singularity around, that is. I say it isn't.)
> We need some matter, of course. We don't need the part of the Sun shining away, the Earth interior ... and so on. But we could need that as a computorium to enlarge our world substantially. Any Singularity worth anything - would give us that - immediately. And not just seating idle. Don't you think so?
> - Thomas

Then all humans should fight it's development as your version
would mean their doom. There is plenty of matter in this solar
system without eating earth. Why would such voracious
consumption and growth as to need to eat earth also be a given?
I think that "any Singularity worth anything" is more than just
a super mind with no consideration of other sentients.

- samantha

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