RE: Kurzweil reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

From: H C (
Date: Tue Oct 04 2005 - 21:56:23 MDT

good point, but at least it's WORKING

>From: Phil Goetz <>
>Subject: RE: Kurzweil reviewed in the Wall Street Journal
>Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 19:33:40 -0700 (PDT)
>--- David Massoglia <> wrote:
> > I am a huge fan of Ray Kurzweil and believe him to be extraordinarily
> > gifted. I would be curious to hear from the many intelligent people
> > on
> > this board if they have any "significant" differences from Kurzweil's
> > opinions and projections on the Singularity or other significant
> > matters
> > and why. Again, I am only interested in "significant" differences and
> > will leave that to your judgment.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > David
>I have some differences with him, chiefly his timeline. (He uses a
>Moore's Law doubling time of 12 months instead of 18-20 months, for no
>apparent reason, and doesn't acknowledge the irregular manner in which
>chip density has progressed; he thinks faster hardware will solve AI
>problems.) But my chief beef with him is that he's out there taking
>credit for all the work that the transhumanist community has done in
>the past 20 years. People who read his book have the impression that
>he came up with all this stuff. He's just a journalist pretending to
>be a visionary. And he's getting away with it.
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