Tuesday, September 7, 2004


The Evolution Will Be Mechanized

`What is a technological singularity? A moment when runaway ad-vances outstrip human comprehension and all our knowledge and experience becomes useless as a guidepost to the future. [..]

Even if machines remain inert and dumb, we still might provoke a singularity by giving humans a superboost. [However if] the world were full of da Vincis, we’d all be quarrelsome, gay, left-handed Italians who couldn’t finish a painting.’

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