Re: [sl4] What is the probability of a positive singularity?

From: Anthony Berglas (
Date: Tue Jul 22 2008 - 01:06:50 MDT

At 09:20 AM 22/07/2008, Scott Dickey wrote:
>A question for all,
>What is your current estimate of the probability that humanity will
>survive to see a positive singularity?

Extremely unlikely.


The good news is that we need not worry about global warming etc.


>Where "survive" means to avoid existential threats as outlined by
>Nick Bostrom (1), and where "positive singularity" is the ideal
>espoused by SIAI (2)(3).

Dr Anthony Berglas, Mobile: +61 4 4838 8874
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