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Three Major Singularity Schools

Well, I’m surprised that there are only three noted here, given that the idea crops up regularly in science fiction and “technoprogressive” (e.g. transhumanist) writings. Still Yudkowsky does highlight three significant ways in which technoprogessives see accelerating technological change generating a ‘point of no return’. I’d want the apocalypticist viewpoint developed more – there is definitely a religionist stream to some of the singularity talk (even if that’s denied by some) and far more nuanced negative critiques have been put forward.

Anyway, see The Singularity Institute Blog : Blog Archive : Three Major Singularity Schools

More links about the singularity concept at Greenflame · Peering into the future

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