From: Brian Atkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 01 2006 - 10:58:30 MDT
It'd be interesting to ask Kurzweil how many copies of TSIN have been printed so
far. I noticed it hung solidly in the top 500 at Amazon for over six months, and
still jumps up there sometimes even now. Wouldn't surprise me if it has printed
100k copies already.
Ben Goertzel wrote:
> I am betting on 2, unless some major hit movie on the Singularity
> comes out or something like that...
> On 6/1/06, Joshua Fox <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Anyone want to venture a guess on the public awareness of the
>> Singularity in, say, 2010 or 2015?
>> I'm wondering if the Singularity will
>> (1) remain the province of a few hundred or a few thousand
>> super-technologically-aware types (like, e.g., hints of possibilities
>> for faster-than-light spaceflight today);
>> (2) or spread into the awareness of hundreds of thousands or millions of
>> educated people (like, e.g. private space travel or nanotech today);
>> (3) or become a major social issue followed by tens or hundreds of
>> millions (like, e.g., genetically engineered food or nuclear power
>> Any thoughts?
-- Brian Atkins Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence http://www.intelligence.org/
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