Re: What Makes An Idea Viral? (Seth Godin)

From: Ralph Cerchione (
Date: Wed Sep 28 2005 - 16:05:39 MDT

As I noted the other day on my site, John Tierney of the New York Times just
wrote a piece called "Human Beings 2.0" and is discussing the book Radical
Evolution on his online "book club." You'll have to register with New York
Times.Com (for free) and sign up for New York Times Select (free for two
weeks and you can drop it) to read and send in your comments on these, but
there they are.

Human Beings 2.0

Book Club discussing Radical Evolution this September

Future Imperative

"Brian Atkins" <> wrote...
> I'm not so sure about all this now. I'm starting to lean toward the idea
> that the Singularity will become essentially required reading for anyone
> in business, technology, science, etc. It seems unavoidable as time
> progresses... there are too many smart people pushing the idea now already
> to avoid it.
> An example that I was surprised to see recently is that last Friday night
> John Mauldin started covering the Singularity/TSIN in his free investing
> email newsletter. He's got well over a million subscribers last I heard,
> and since he sent that newsletter the book jumped up into the top 25 books
> at Amazon and has pretty much stayed there. 5 years ago it was hard for me
> to imagine that a book purely about the Singularity would be in the top 25
> Amazon books, but now we're here... where will it be in another 5 years?
> If you want to temporarily sign up for that newsletter and see the back
> issue you can go to - after giving them your
> email (or a fake email) you will see TSIN is the top subject right now.
> He's going to keep covering this in his next 1 or 2 newsletters as well
> because he thinks it's very important.
> I think this is the beginning of spreading the meme throughout the
> mainstream investment and business world's thinkers. It will still take
> years even though ideas spread quickly nowadays, but by the end of the
> decade I expect it may be accepted or at least known by most. It will also
> be interesting to see if additional Singularity gurus pop up over the next
> few years in addition to Kurzweil and other known personalities.
> --
> Brian Atkins
> Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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