Re: Psychedelic experience and the Singularity [was : De-Anthropomorphizing SL3 to SL4.]

From: Bill Hibbard (
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 08:32:44 MST

Hi Ben,

> Trying to seize specific facts from psychedelic experiences -- like "the
> world will end in 2012" (one of Terrence McKenna's favorites) is just
> silly. It's embarrassing.

The world won't end in 2012, but that's when I'll probably
lose my bet, made in 1982, that a computer would beat the
world go champion within 30 years. Unless one of you hotshot
AGI designers can make a lot of progress in next 8 years.


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