From: Tom McCabe (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 16 2007 - 00:17:15 MDT
Robotics != AGI. See
--- Dagon Gmail <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Please do me one favor -
> There IS no rise of Islam in Europe. I live with my
> nose pressed flat on the
> entire topic and there are a few muslims living here
> and there in
> Europe, getting
> richer real fast, especially here in the netherlands
> and the UK.
> In fact you can take my word for that in less than
> 10-20 years
> either of two things happen:
> 1 the small fringe of islamists do something real
> stupid, like blow up
> a big building and will be deported/pestered by the
> millions from Europe.
> The prevailing sentiments are there. Nobody loves
> the muslims here.
> And if that happens - we HAVE a longterm problem.
> With american style
> fascism, that is.
> 2- you will indeed see the emergence of a completely
> new type of
> Islam, as materialistic, hedonistic and liberal as
> any of the current
> western societies. Frankly I think the radical
> islamic movement in the
> middle east is more worried about European muslims
> going all soft
> and secular on them than vice versa.
> Second point - I believe the fundaments for a
> singularity are being created in
> Japan. Lots of robotics research there. America is
> losing the edge and
> chances are we will see a USSR-style collapse in the
> US a lot sooner than
> most people anticipate. Maybe within 10 years.
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