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The three schools of Singularitarianism | Futurismic

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I like the fact that this article explains that the notion of the Singularity too often just gets lumped into whatever Kurzweil has been saying lately, which is not necessarily representative of a consensus among futurists. This is probably why you get jokes from people like Warren Ellis such as this one: "The Singularity is wanking for people who want an Invisible Space Daddy but are afraid of Richard Dawkins."

That being said, I wish the article had taken the time to actually delve into the different perspectives on the possibility of the Singularity, rather than just focusing on the expectations of one particular individual who disagrees with Kurzweil.


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