Test: SL4 CHAT: Wednesday, 6 August, 9 PM ET

From: Gordon Worley (redbird@mac.com)
Date: Mon Aug 04 2003 - 18:52:09 MDT

Hi, Eli.

This is the e-mail I plan to send to the list announcing this month's
chat. Please respond quickly if there is anything seriously wrong with
it; I plan to e-mail this before I go to bed tonight (probably around 2
am EDT, though I may send the e-mail sooner).

Also, are there any lists besides SL4 that you normally send this to?

> SL4's monthly chat for August will be Wednesday, 6 August, at 9PM
> Eastern Time.
> This month we are trying something different. Rather than hoping
> people find topics to discuss, we're supplying a suggested starter
> topic. The chat is still free to move in any SL4-relevant direction,
> but we hope this will encourage more interaction than the last few
> monthly chats saw.
> This month's suggested starter topic:
> Public perception of AI
> Suppose that in the near future the scientific community adopts the
> opinion that AGI is possible. Furthermore, several well respected
> scientists say that it will happen in our lifetimes. How will the lay
> public react? Consider how the popular news media will report the
> news and how this will shape public opinion. Also, what can we
> Singularity-aware people do now and in the future to ensure the most
> accurate reporting possible?
> To participate through a standard IRC client, connect to "sl4.org" on
> a standard IRC port (for example, 6667) and join channel #sl4:
> irc://sl4.org/sl4
> To participate through Java applet, point your browser at:
> http://sl4.org/chat/
> To clear up any confusion about timezones, go to
> http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Eastern/d/-5/java
> to see the current time in Atlanta, GA.
> -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
> Gordon Worley <redbird@mac.com>
> SIAI Volunteer: http://www.intelligence.org/
> PGP: 0xBBD3B003

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