From: Brian Atkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 02 2006 - 11:22:45 MDT
I have a reply from Kurzweil that says the printing so far is "on the order of
100k". I do think we are starting to get into the #2 scenario below.
Brian Atkins wrote:
> It'd be interesting to ask Kurzweil how many copies of TSIN have been
> printed so far. I noticed it hung solidly in the top 500 at Amazon for
> over six months, and still jumps up there sometimes even now. Wouldn't
> surprise me if it has printed 100k copies already.
> Ben Goertzel wrote:
>> I am betting on 2, unless some major hit movie on the Singularity
>> comes out or something like that...
>> On 6/1/06, Joshua Fox <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Anyone want to venture a guess on the public awareness of the
>>> Singularity in, say, 2010 or 2015?
>>> I'm wondering if the Singularity will
>>> (1) remain the province of a few hundred or a few thousand
>>> super-technologically-aware types (like, e.g., hints of possibilities
>>> for faster-than-light spaceflight today);
>>> (2) or spread into the awareness of hundreds of thousands or millions of
>>> educated people (like, e.g. private space travel or nanotech today);
>>> (3) or become a major social issue followed by tens or hundreds of
>>> millions (like, e.g., genetically engineered food or nuclear power
>>> Any thoughts?
-- Brian Atkins Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence http://www.intelligence.org/
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