From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 01 2001 - 12:16:14 MST
Ziana Astralos wrote:
> On Sun, 31 December 2000, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> > > ...
> > > Only 1,547 shopping days left till the Singularity!
> > > ...
> > Oh? I didn't know we had set the date yet... did I
> > miss an internal memo somewhere?
> March 27, 2005?
I was thinking 1,547 *shopping* days, but then with MySimon and Yahoo!
Shopping they're all shopping days, aren't they.
Don't worry, the number was random, i.e., calculated to be "sometime in
2005". If I somehow did have a definite date, rule 15 mandates that I
couldn't announce it, and that if I had no choice but to announce it, I'd
need to announce a date at least eight days *after* the actual Singularity
was scheduled for. (Yes, some of the rules apply to good guys as well.)
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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