Re: Hawking

From: Michael Vassar (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2006 - 12:33:01 MDT

I've spoken to Pinker briefly, and he doesn't seem to take the singularity
idea seriously. Can't say about any of the others mentioned.
I think its fair to say that Hawking has already endorsed the idea.

>If SIAI, or even the Singularitarian philosophy in general, could get a
>strong endorsement from Hawking, Pinker, Dawkins, Dennett, Minsky,
>McCarthy, any Nobel Prize winner in physics or other relevant areas, or
>just a line-up of leading professors from top universities in a number of
>fields, it would probably bring some supporters and donors on board.

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