Re: Singularity awareness

From: Ricardo Barreira (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2006 - 09:04:07 MDT

Well, I've never lived in the US so I don't know what the situation
might be there, but I would guess that most or all of the people I
know wouldn't react strongly to reading the singularity as presented
by, say, Ray Kurzweil. Now, if they heard what Hugo de Garis thinks...

On 6/1/06, Stuart, Ian <> wrote:
> 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-----
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> 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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