Re: intelligence runaway (was explosion)

From: Nick Sullivan (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2006 - 23:17:46 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 11:18 AM 7/16/2006 -0400, Keith H. wrote:
>>> [me:] "Runaway" or "excursion" or "escalation" surely don't help the
>>> PR problem either.
>> Intelligence runaway might be the term you are looking for. Dates
>> back to horses, but captures the essence of something getting out of
>> control.
> But Eli isn't talking about "getting out of control", I think (except
> as a side-consequence). I suggested to someone else offlist that my
> own favorite synonym along those lines for Singularity would be, in
> principle, "Intelligence Bloom", but nobody except biologists would
> know what that means either. (Tip of the hat, along the way, to Wil
> McCarthy's fine singularity novel BLOOM.)
> Damien Broderick


Nick Sullivan

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