**From:** Scott Dickey (*scott@grokh.com*)

**Date:** Tue Jul 22 2008 - 14:46:24 MDT

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On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 7:13 AM, B Ziomek <bziomek@gmail.com> wrote:

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*> As for the original topic, I'd agree with X. It completely depends on how
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*> you define humanity, which is the only ambiguous term you did not define.
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Also the most difficult to define. Part of the process of developing a

positive singularity is to define what it means to be human, and which parts

are important and which are not; losing essential parts would be a negative

singularity.

Perhaps we don't know enough to even begin to make probability statements on

such things with regards to a Singularity. Whenever I try to rephrase the

question to coherently define what I meant by "humanity," it becomes a far

murkier concept.

In the interest of further discussion, I would ask that you define it

however you would like, and then assign a probability based on that

definition. Possibly even multiple definitions with different

probabilities.

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