From: kevin.osborne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 16 2007 - 01:40:00 MDT
recipe for: a little future shock moment.
proposition: take the Anissimov/Yudkowsky view on the seriousness of
Friendly A.I and other existential risks as a given.
empirical observation: as per Fermi. the aether is silent and
lifeless. all other intelligent species on all other near-space
life-supporting worlds have failed to reach uplift.
theory: the galaxy is dead and void. existential risk has proven
lethal and/or progress-suppressive in all prior cases.
prediction: our chances of reaching/surpassing/outliving the
Singularity are negligible -> nil.
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