RE: Singularity awareness

From: Stuart, Ian (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2006 - 08:48:11 MDT

I don't know that I'd like to venture a guess on idea dispersion, but I
would like to weigh in and say that there are days when I fervently
believe that widespread dissemination of the singularity meme (as
discussed on this board) may be one of the single most likely
existential threats that I have yet encountered. Just the thought of the
"god-fearing" population knowing that science is attempting to bring
about an event which is functionally indistinct from the second coming
gives me the heebie-jeebies. So, whether this thread gets instantly
moderated out of existence or not, I'd like to state that when someone
less technologically informed than myself asks what I did during any
given day, my answer has never been "Talked about creating a God with
some folks from the West Coast". And as far as I can see from my
admittedly limited viewpoint, it's best that they stay ignorant of this
particular factoid until such time as RPOP v1.35 is ready to explain it
to them in a way that won't cause rioting.

Correct me if I'm wrong here.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Joshua
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:50 AM
Subject: Singularity awareness

Anyone want to venture a guess on the public awareness of the
Singularity in, say, 2010 or 2015?

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