From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 31 2003 - 12:11:32 MST
It's a useful data point; however, my impression is that Eliezer tends to
focus on online research rather than digging through old publications in
libraries etc. So I won't be surprised at all if some unheralded precursor
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Robin Lee
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 2:04 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 01:02:23PM -0500, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > I'm fairly certain he introduced that particular phrase, but is it
> > really true that no previous author wrote any kind of systematic
> > essay on the topic? I haven't done historical research on this,
> I have not either, but IIRC Eliezer himself claims to have been
> unable to find anything. That doesn't exactly prove anything, but
> it's a data point.
> Me: http://www.digitalkingdom.org/~rlpowell/ *** I'm a *male* Robin.
> "Constant neocortex override is the only thing that stops us all
> from running out and eating all the cookies." -- Eliezer Yudkowsky
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