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**Date:** Mon Jul 21 2008 - 18:04:55 MDT

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On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Scott Dickey <scott@grokh.com> wrote:

*> What is your current estimate of the probability that humanity will survive
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*> to see a positive singularity?
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*> Where "survive" means to avoid existential threats as outlined by Nick
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*> Bostrom (1), and where "positive singularity" is the ideal espoused by SIAI
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*> (2)(3).
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That should very much depend on how you define "humanity", e.g.

genetic similarity, phylogenetic roots, cultural roots,

values-in-common with today's humanity, remembrance of belonging to

humanity, ...

- X

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