It is currently Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:39 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
 Singularity rant 
Author Message

Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:19 am
Posts: 195
Location: Sweden
Post Singularity rant
So... I was watching the last Rocketboom and it was about the singularity.

I'm fine with the singularity, computers smarter than us is probably waiting to happen... everyone gets it, who disagrees?

What I don't get is the amount of publicity Kurzweil & co is drawing from this. It seems to me the guy can rip any claim he wants from his ass and if the idea involves the word 'singularity' no one asks for further explanation.

He has managed to get a cult of Kurzweil going just around this concept. Kurzweil will stay ahead of the life expectancy curve... in a kind of reverse christian cult; The founder will live forever but his followers will be defrosted and resurrected in paradise where all disease is abolished.

And then there is the singularity university where the specially chosen learn to lead from the holy book 'The singularity is near' written by the living prophet himself.

Doesn't this look cultish to you?

-Splicer

_________________
We can't stop here, this is Bat Country
- Raoul Duke


Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:33 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
cron
Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forums/DivisionCore.
phpBB SEO