SL4 CHAT: Wednesday, 9 November, 6PM PST, 9PM EST

From: Michael Anissimov (
Date: Mon Nov 07 2005 - 19:13:18 MST

The SL4 IRC chat has returned! This time, we're going to hold chats
every quarter as opposed to every month. There will be a chat this
upcoming Wednesday, followed by one in January, and an additional chat
every quarter thereafter.

What is "SL4"? The highest level on Eliezer Yudkowsky's Future Shock
Level scale:

Feel free to attend the chat regardless of what future shock level you
consider yourself to be, but note that the topics of conversation will
be kept at an SL4 level. Also, consider signing up for the SL4 mailing
list if you aren't already signed up:

The four virtues of SL4 are Intelligence, Fun, Importance, and Future

The chat topic will be an SL4 classic, seed AI. Recommended reading is

Chat participants should have read the above material completely, though
not necessarily agree with it. (Though anyone can listen in.)

The chat will be held at 6PM PST, 9PM EST, Wednesday the 9th.

To participate through a standard IRC client, connect to "" on a
standard IRC port (for example, 6667) and join channel #sl4. (Type
/join #sl4)

To participate through Java applet, point your browser at:

To clear up any confusion about timezones, go to

to see the current time in Santa Clara, CA.

Please join us!


Michael Anissimov                     
Advocacy Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence 

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