Re: [sl4] Re: Signaling after a singularity

From: Thomas McCabe (
Date: Tue Jun 24 2008 - 21:46:12 MDT

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Bryan Bishop <> wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 May 2008, Stuart Armstrong wrote:
>> Competition would become stunted, because it would be obvious who
>> would "win". People might still create (for themselves), but
>> conversations might go along the lines of:
> I'm noticing an unstated assumption in your message and those of the
> rest of this thread. For some reason there's this assumption of some
> mega-ultra-awesome-overlord ai that rules over everything with an iron
> fist. What's up with this and where the hell does this unfounded
> assumption come from?
> - Bryan
> ________________________________________

That particular argument has already come around many times before,
and we've already established, quite thoroughly, that a hard takeoff
is the most likely scenario. See,,
and thousands of list archive messages.

 - Tom

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