Re: META: Sept. 11 and Singularity

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Sep 12 2002 - 18:38:02 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Excuse me, but I believe this is very much wrong. Here you have a new
> open hearted, open minded person highly interested in Singularity and
> posting honestly their steps of integrating and understanding it. I
> believe that is quite rich and important. I believe that asking him to
> stop posting makes this list much poorer.

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> Personally, I would have found it interested to have a technically
> savvy, articulate, highly religious Christian actively on the list.

GK Uploaded wrote:
> I spent a good deal of the day yesterday -- 9/11 --
> mulling over the hope that the Singularity will, among
> other things, give Humans -- as Trans-Humans? -- the
> ability to finally achieve Immortality (in a world where
> we've "licked" Cancer, and Political Upheaval, World Hunger,
> etc. etc...)

That's it. That's my reply. I'm not going to say any of the things I
want to say. Either you see it for yourself, or you don't.

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

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