From: mike99 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 01 2004 - 21:18:02 MST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Tommy
> --- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com>
> > Damien Broderick wrote:
> > >
> > >> 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.
> > >
> > > In this universe, those wanting to finishing
> > watching the last Buffy ep
> > > should have finishing nearly a year ago.
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky:
> > Ya know, if the Singularity *did* happen on April
> > 1st, people would still
> > be wondering if the whole thing was an enormously
> > clever joke by *someone*
> > two weeks later.
> Anyone with the capability to pull off that kind of
> prank for two weeks would be capable of causing a real
> Singularity in about three minutes. It should be
> easier to make ultratechnology than to fake making
> ultratechnology, especially for that long.
I think the point Eli intended to make is that, perhaps, there would be a
sort of Singularity hangover during a period about two weeks later when some
people would wonder if the incredible events that had just occurred where
I think Damien has addressed this issue also in his novel TRANSCENSION. Some
people, or rather some specific communities of people, might exist within
occluded enclaves where they live cocooned from the fact that the
Singularity had already taken place but they, for whatever reason, did not
join the party.
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