RE: 'Singularity Realism' - A few thoughts

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sat Mar 13 2004 - 07:39:47 MST

T his point you are making IS the point I'm trying to make too. While
the 'system' might be different there is bound to be a 'system' of some
sort. So if a techno-libertarian seeks the singularity as a espace from
the (any) 'system' they are likely to be sorely disappointed by the
final result.
Another point you miss is that, post-Singularity, said libertarian might
be able to live in their own virtual world in which no external social
systems affect them from actin on their desires. There might be an
external sysop-style system which maintains this virtual reality for
them, but this kind of external control system might not bother them as
it wouldn't affect their daily life.
You don't seem to accept the possibility of truly fundamental change in
the nature of reality and/or mind.
To put it differently, according to Eliezer's old essay on Future Shock,
your vision of the future seems SL3 not SL4
-- Ben G

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