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Old May 20 2012, 05:44 AM   #106
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Re: Star Trek, what I think it should be.....

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It won't because it has it's roots firmly in real world projections based on real world mathematics...and it's exponential..building upon previous advancement, it is therefore self-generating (or re-generating as the case may be) and isn't going anywhere soon.

I've been watching this kind of thing for nearly half a century. There's nothing new under the sun.

And the Singularity most certainly is apocalyptic, in the sense of being climactic, grandiose and supposedly prophetic. "Everything will change real soon now" is a notion nearly as old as Western civilization, and is very much a part of it.

People who are awaiting the abolition of death or planning to download their minds into machines would do well see to their life insurance and set aside money for their funerals - their fate will be as everyone else's always has been.
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Old May 23 2012, 02:45 PM   #107
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It won't because it has it's roots firmly in real world projections based on real world mathematics...and it's exponential..building upon previous advancement, it is therefore self-generating (or re-generating as the case may be) and isn't going anywhere soon.

I've been watching this kind of thing for nearly half a century. There's nothing new under the sun.

And the Singularity most certainly is apocalyptic, in the sense of being climactic, grandiose and supposedly prophetic. "Everything will change real soon now" is a notion nearly as old as Western civilization, and is very much a part of it.

People who are awaiting the abolition of death or planning to download their minds into machines would do well see to their life insurance and set aside money for their funerals - their fate will be as everyone else's always has been.

I think part of the point here is that this IS new...the exponential growth is impacting the world on a real level, one even us slow-poke humans can see in real-time for the first time. Its taken a long time to get here, but now we are living in it, and people are having a hard time grasping it. It's tough being saddled with a linear view!

Think of it as info technology (the very same one that has created and stored more info since WWII than all of human history) finally reaching a critical mass so to speak. Whatever the ultimate conclusion is...I guarantee you we are underestimating it right now (even me).

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