Re: What's going on this decade?

From: Michael Vassar (
Date: Fri Aug 11 2006 - 20:49:31 MDT

Finland definitely, but what actual effective tech has come out of
I would mention Australia and the UK.

>From: "Philip Goetz" <>
>Subject: Re: What's going on this decade?
>Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:30:27 -0400
>On 8/9/06, Ben Goertzel <> wrote:
>>It is my guess that when a Singularity is launched, US-based
>>researchers and engineers are likely to have a lot to do with it.
>Depends on how far away it is. The US is busy shutting down stem-cell
>research, cloning, genetic engineering, and Drexlerian nanotech, and
>recently I heard talk about restricting access to biotech equipment.
>It may be only a matter of time before they target AI as well.
>Singapore and China's governments are deliberately luring away
>researchers in all of these areas, as well as AI. Maybe Japan, too,
>tho I haven't heard much about them lately.
>I think people don't pay enough attention to Singapore. Would you all
>say that the world leaders of technology, in terms of GDP committed to
>research, are probably Singapore and Finland? (I don't know the
>numbers, so don't take my impression as authoritative.)
>- Phil

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