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Old January 7 2013, 08:56 PM   #37
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Re: Information age to "Hybrid Age"

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Kurzweil popularized it because of his resume' and convincing work, as well as accurate predictions.
Kurzweil's predictions were many things, but accurate is not one of them.

Marovec already predicted an AI "event" well before Kurzweil's recent popularity.
And Marovec, IIRC, predicted it would occur some time in the mid 1990s; he was ALSO wrong, because like Kurzweil, he utterly failed to take into account the fact that technology is developed by PEOPLE, and that its development can be constrained, slowed, or halted altogether by the same kinds of liabilities facing the people who develop them.

For the 1000th time, a Singularity does not have to be a dystopia or apocalypse.
Strictly speaking, a dystopia and an apocalypse are two different things. Christians believe that the apocalypse will bring about the millennial reign of Christ and heaven on Earth for all mankind. Singularitans believe something similar about the reign of AI.
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