From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jul 29 2002 - 23:23:00 MDT
WE have not achieved a subjective Singularity, in that our subjective
experiences are not all that qualitatively different from those of the
ancients. At least that's my guess. WE probably love, hate, battle and
suffer and exult about the same way...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Dani Eder
> Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 10:50 PM
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> Subject: Re: Are we Gods yet?
> > --- Dani Eder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >I've had it on my list of things to do when I have
> > >too much time on my hands (i.e. never) to go
> > through
> > >the Bible and list all the things God did, then see
> > >how many of them we now can do. Then take the list
> > >of things we can't yet do and make it my 'to do'
> > list.
> The point of the above comment is how close to a
> singularity of sorts are we already at when viewed
> from the perspective of the ancients? If we can
> approach or surpass the capabilities of a god
> from their viewpoint then have we not transcended?
> To remove excess emotional baggage associated
> the Christian god, substitute the Greek, Norse,
> or other pantheon of your choice and do a similar
> checklist of god vs. 21st century civilization.
> (whose name comes from the hebrew 'dan' = judge
> and 'el' = god. It is usually translated as
> 'God is my judge', but I prefer to render it as
> 'Judger of gods')
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