Couple Singularity books

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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:10 pm

Tom Mazanec wrote:Pray the Singularity is like this:
https://365tomorrows.com/2018/02/07/the-thought/


Yeah,.. that'd be nifty, I suppose.

..but it ain't gonna happen, because the "cyber-ecosystem" isn't "fertile" enough (and most likely never will be) to allow the necessary "meta-learning" to happen.

Give it a few handfuls of years, and it may be, though. We'll see. :)


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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby Tom Mazanec » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:55 pm

handful = 5?
few = SQRT(10) ~3?
So about 15 years?
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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby John » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:32 pm

From the Bible:

Few, that is eight

http://biblehub.com/1_peter/3-20.htm
1 Peter 3:20

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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby Tom Mazanec » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:08 pm

So forty years?
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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby FishbellykanakaDude » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:54 pm

Tom Mazanec wrote:So forty years?


I'd go with 58 years (using the infamous "Rulers/People/Societies are weak after 58 Years" rule) IF (big if) the "cyber-ecosystem" isn't massively destroyed and is on the mend a "couple", or "short handful", of years after the War.

..let's see, that would be 2021+58=2079.

And it'll happen on June 6, 2079,.. due to the SQL-Server smalldatetime Field Wraparound Crisis™.

..all hail SQynet!

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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby Tom Mazanec » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:17 pm

Here is a link to the classic tale of the education and maturation of a hyperintelligent AI
The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect
Roger Williams
http://localroger.com/prime-intellect/mopiidx.html
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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby John » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 am

Tom Mazanec wrote:Here is a link to the classic tale of the education and maturation of a hyperintelligent AI
The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect
Roger Williams
http://localroger.com/prime-intellect/mopiidx.html


Very strange book.

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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby Tom Mazanec » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:24 pm

Excellent short story in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact for Nov-Dec 2018.
Body Drift by Cynthia Ward.
It is a Homage to Frederik Pohl's "Day Million".
Great depiction of post-Singularity life.
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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby Tom Mazanec » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:27 am

Several excellent short stories in the middle of this anthology:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003G93ZBI/re ... TF8&btkr=1
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Re: Couple Singularity books

Postby Tom Mazanec » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:35 am

Here is one way AI might make for a strange world:
https://www.lexal.net/scifi/scifiction/ ... ppo31.html
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