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Singularity Skepticism Argument #1: “Fucking whatever man, pass me that shit.”

We’ve got the Ray Kurzweil interview… and we think Ray was really shining the day we spoke to him. We just had to sit back and let him talk.

Rapture nerds. Photo credit: spacecollective.orgBut now it’s time to hear from the skeptics. Or actually, it’s time to point you at a hilarious guide to Singularity Skepticism by the amazing Space Collective… which actually is as skeptical of the skeptics as it is of everybody else. Space Collective writes

"Argument #1: ‘Fucking whatever man, pass me that shit.’

"Also known as the ‘No way’ or ‘I can’t imagine that ever happening’ position, it is in its various forms the most commonly used. Should you encounter it, its probably best to just avoid any further discussion of the topic. They say that in a post-singular world, the post- or super-human entities inhabiting it will be to us as we are to worms. People who deploy this argument will be those worms, I’m confident the rest of us will make out like at least cockroaches or goldfish."

On a more serious tip, on his Accelerating Future blog, Michael Anissimov claims that Ray Kurzweil’s predictions made in 1999 about 2009 have failed, and then he lists them.

"Here are the failed predictions:

"Personal computers with high resolution interface embedded in clothing and jewelry, networked in Body LAN’s. The majority of text is created using continuous speech recognition (CSR) software. Computer displays built into eyeglasses project the images directly onto the user’s retinas."

That’s just a few of them. Read the entire entry here.

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