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Question: Do you think that the Singularity is attainable?
Yes - 2 (50%)
No - 0 (0%)
Not Sure-lack of evidence - 1 (25%)
Not sure- Where would humans go after? - 0 (0%)
Inclined to say yes, but still confused - 1 (25%)
Total Voters: 4

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« on: June 07, 2009, 04:41:31 PM »

Discuss here. If we reached the Singularity, then...what type of world would we be in? We rely so much n technology that, if it accelerated at an exponential rate... Huh
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 09:06:15 PM »

I've voted yes, but I do have reservations. There are many obstacles to be overcome: Moore's Law continuing to be in effect, proof of invalidity of philosophical objections to AI, etc. However if these are overcome, I have no idea what the Singularity will be like, and anyone that says they do is either a liar of a fool. As I said elsewhere, us trying to comprehend life post-Singularity is like an ant watching a Shakespeare play...
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 01:56:12 PM »

We rely so much n technology that, if it accelerated at an exponential rate... Huh

...humans would go the way of the dodo? 
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 06:57:55 PM »

Not extinct. Everything would be constantly changing because, say in the modern world, the internet would be changing so fast that I would have to buy a new computer every 10 minutes to keep up with the amount of data being sent all at once, and for it to be decoded from such securely-encrypted data. And it would then become 5 minutes. And then 1 minute. And then...
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 08:48:56 PM »

Buying a new computer every ten minutes isn't practical.  I can't really grasp that concept, but shouldn't  technology be able to adapt?  
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 09:02:33 PM »

I don't know and that's the thing...its difficult (at least for me) to comprehend a post-singularity world...
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