Re: What if the Singularity has already happened?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Nov 17 2002 - 20:08:57 MST

Dan McGuirk wrote:
> Hi,
> First time posting here, and I had a question. Maybe you've already
> discussed it.
> The question is: what if the Singularity has already happened? How
> would you tell? Maybe individual sentient beings are being uplifted
> right now, and wherever you are is as far "up" as you've allowed
> yourself to go.

I know that no Singularity corresponding to either my intuitive or my
philosophical conceptions of morality has altered my existence, because I
would not choose to stay the way I am now. If you really *would* choose
to stay the way you are now, then yes, the bizarre failure of AI to get
anywhere over the past fifty years becomes a little bit suspicious.

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

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