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Codops, Singularitarians, Mind uploading, Science, and Science Fiction (Part 2)

What are Singularitarians and the Singularity?

There are several definitions out there on the web but they are not really general enough or concise.

A Singularitarian is a person that believes that the increasing rate of technological progress is an exponential curve.   693 more words

Artificial Intelligence

Codops, Singularitarians, Mind uploading, Science, and Science Fiction (Part 1)

Background

So, here we are in my Future and Science Fiction category.  Perhaps you have been curious and read or skimmed some of the content about codops and wondered what in the world I am on about. 757 more words

Codops

ConDor 22

This weekend, I’m at Wild Wild West Con in Tucson, Arizona. Afterwards, I’ll spend three whirlwind days at work, then I’ll be off to San Diego for… 245 more words

Publishing

Book Review: Player of Games (Iain M. Banks 1988)

In this review, I avoid spoilers, but since nothing really happens in this book for about 100 pages, that means some of the things I mention do happen a good percentage into the book. 387 more words

Science Fiction

Digitize Me

The  year of Our Lord 2052, speaking in pre-Singularity language, is in full swing.

These days our Lords are many. The pantheon is rather overcrowded. All of them are immortal, of course. 755 more words

Life

Technological Singularity: What is it?

Illustration: R.E. Barber Photography/Flickr

Year: 2094. A man named Dave Smith is in a classroom where most students, including him, have in their body artificial accessories, which allow the development of new super-abilities. 1,206 more words

Writing