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The Singularity

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Here's a couple of key points that often get glossed over in popular depictions of the Singularity:



  • You are reading this, therefore you are not relevant in a post-Singularity world.  You will be left behind.
  • Your relationship to post-Singularity life is not akin to a child regarding a parent, it is more akin to you looking at a dog.  At best.   (IMHO, Accelerando does a good job of exemplifying exactly how wierd things will get;  Cory Doctorow's work is great and I love it... but I think he underestimates the changes that will happen).
  • You will be competing for resources with post-Singularity life.
If you're suddenly wondering if there's a way to stop the Singularity, then I think I've conveyed my point well enough.

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