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Official Website: http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/
Added by urban_mermaid on January 7, 2007
From the website:
What If the Singularity Does NOT Happen?
Technology acceleration is like what happens approaching the singularity in the center of a black hole - everything is transformed utterly and unpredictably. That metaphor was invented by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge in 1980's and has entered standard usage as a way of thinking about the near future. In this talk Vinge challenges his own idea, investigating scenarios of "a human-scaled world with long time horizons," and how that might play out over ten or twenty thousand years.
And speaking of (slightly) longer term thinking, where's the afterparty for discussions, debates, wild predictions and prognostications?
is this a prompt to get me to host? let me ponder a locale nearby to the marina.
In case there is wifi, and for discussion before/afterwards, backchannel: irc://irc.freenode.net#singularity
Do you think we can convince the hosts to let us in for free if we come dressed as the singularity? With mirrorshades natch.
The $10 is just a suggested donation.
You can get in free even without mirrorshades.
They also post the talks and Stewart Brand emails out detailed notes if anyone can't make (there are so many things happening Thurs).
Should be interesting to see what he has to say now. The Long Now foundation is pretty much the anti-singularity, urging people to do things on scales much longer than a single generation.
@srhodes, very good. we'll see if they take credit polymer crystals, if not, grumble something about primitive paper currency and shrug.
@martinbogo, The Singularity laughs in the general direction of The Long Now.
The Vasectomy hurls feces at The Singularity.
The Singularity thanks the Vasectomy for the extra material resources and promptly disassembles them into atomic components for reassembly when needed.
now you're being silly.
how was this? any good?