Singularity to happen today at 5:45pm PST

From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Thu Apr 01 2004 - 10:07:26 MST

I just came across this at :-)

According to the worlds leading experts in artificial
intelligence, the singularity is scheduled to occur
today at approximately 5:45pm PST. They are
recommending that everyone get their affairs in order
quickly, and only pack those items they'll need to
get them thru until the Singularity has uplifted
everyone, which should occur shortly after 5:45pm.

According to Dr. Beeblebrox over at the
Self-Augmenting Intelligence Institute, a <a
Seed AI</a> was initiated at 11:59pm PST last night at
the Institutes ultra-secure research facility in Palo
Alto. The super-secure quarantine conditions of the
facility was not to keep people out, but to keep the
seed-AI in. However, according to intermet security
experts, the seed AI unintentionally escaped through
its triple firewall, and has already compromised 80%
of the worlds connected computers. How it was able to
go from an isolated system to the larger internet
remains unknown.

The 3:45 timeframe of the singularity is an estimate
based on the Institutes previous simulations. They
expect chaos to insue for the remainder of the day,
but not to worry, as the benevolent seed-AI should
come to the rescue before things get too out of hand.
This is assuming of course that every single line of
code in the seed AI is perfect, and that their
benevolent algorithms were coded accurately. Only
time will tell.

In other news,

Google announced it is interviewing candidates for
engineering positions at their lunar hosting and
research center, opening late in the spring of 2007.

However, now that the singularity is imminent, Google
has said it is suspending any hiring and economic
expansion until this whole "singularity thing" is
sorted out.

UPDATE: Due to overwheming demand, the Singularity
will be delayed by one hour, so that those wanting to
finishing watching the latest Buffy episode can do so.

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