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Saturday, 26 March 2011
Sunday, 13 March 2011
Regarding the political letter writing campaign. Please feel free to use or alter the following template letter (or use your own words) when you write to your politician, politicians, or Governmental department.
If you want your reply from a politician published on this blog, please note you'll need permission from the person who wrote the letter. Happily I will publish all replies if the author of the letter has granted permission. The copyright of letters remains with the author of the letter, therefore when you write your letter it would be a good idea to ask for permission to publish the reply on the internet.
Asking for permission to publish the reply could also induce the politician, or Governmental department, to give you a deeply considered response instead of dismissing the issues you raise. In addition to a copy of your letter I will also need a copy of the permission allowing publication of the letter. I wouldn't want this blog deleted due to copyright violations therefore permission to publish is essential. Email your submissions to Singularity Utopia.
Technological SingularityDear [insert name],
Many people today recognize the rapid rate of scientific and technological progress, but many people don't fully appreciate the highly beneficial conclusion such progress is heading towards.
The rapid acceleration of science and technology will conclude with an event called the Singularity. The Singularity is an intelligence explosion; it's an explosion of knowledge. The Singularity is a convergence of Stem Cell therapies, nanotech, biotech, information technology, and Artificial Intelligence. IBM predicts sometime between the years 2020 and 2025 they will create a supercomputer the size of a sugar cube. IBM has already created Artificial Intelligence software called “Watson” capable of understanding human language. Watson recently beat humans in a general knowledge quiz show called “Jeopardy”. The Singularity is currently expected to occur sometime around the year 2045.
Successful clinical Stem Cell trials have already regrown some body parts using the patients own Stem Cells therefore anti-rejection drugs were not needed. Advanced Stem Cell therapies will eliminate all illnesses, furthermore the aging progress will be halted (and reversed if needed) thereby creating immortality.
Artificial Intelligence will help humans discover solutions to problems which in the year 2011 would seem miraculous or magical. All environmental problems will be solved; there will be no shortages of food or fuels; poverty will be eliminated and the price of goods will become extremely cheap; perhaps everything in the future will be free. The Singularity is a highly unusual concept, it is a singular concept, but it is based upon very credible science.
The Singularity is the most important event in human history. Sadly there is an alarming lack of awareness. My principle reason for writing to you is because I want to see greater awareness of the Singularity. I would like to see you and your fellow politicians mentioning the Singularity within the mainstream media. Increased awareness of the Singularity will create hope for many people therefore I sincerely hope you will consider promoting the Singularity.
Enhanced awareness of the Singularity will quicken the arrival of highly beneficial technological breakthroughs.
In addition to widespread awareness, it would be extremely beneficial if budgets for science and technology could be increased thereby hastening the arrival of the Singularity. The Singularity will dramatically reshape our world and lives. People need hope for the future therefore please consider promoting the issue of the Singularity in any way you can.
Here's an example of the type of reply you could receive from a politician or Governmental department.
Microsoft and OpenOffice document files regarding this template are available at the Singularity-Proactive Yahoo Group. To access the files you will need to join the Yahoo Group but you don't need a Yahoo ID to join, you can connect (join) via Facebook or Google. Click "Join This Group" and then click the Facebook or Google sign-in, or use a Yahoo ID, and then download the file of your choice.
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
I love all future dreamers who creatively yearn to improve our existence. Too long the human race has plodded along without any real direction, but now many people are waking up. We are becoming empowered by information. Technology is beginning to change our lives in fantastic ways.
There is great hope for the future, but great sadness also exists because outside of our forward-thinking futuristic-groups life on the streets continues in the usual unaware manner. Hopefully we will soon see more and more people sharing our love for the future. I hope all businesses, politicians; average men, women, and children will begin to grasp the UTTERLY AWESOME place our collective human knowledge is progressing to. We are making a difference via our communications. We are actively changing the world.
Human intelligence is an awesome phenomenon. Soon we will witness a mind-bending explosion of intellectual prowess. Perfection is ours! We are powerful. We are embryonic beings of the Singularity.
I LOVE YOU ♥
We are united in our common purpose. We will surmount all barriers. Our determination to excel is unstoppable. We all have problems in our lives and many problems exist in the world but we will solve everything via our burgeoning intellects. Each day our intelligence grows. Our knowledge relentlessly grows. Knowledge is power. We will share our positivity for the future.
This optimism for the future is changing the world every day. Every positive action we make is changing the world for the better.
The power of hope and positivity should never be underestimated. Our futuristic orientated love is making our world more harmonious. We are united in our love for perfect happiness; an end to suffering; an end to stupidity; the end of destructiveness. We are the creative embryonic beings of the most awesome event in the universe: the Singularity.
Passionately Bright Creative Minds Emerging
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
With these thoughts in mind I speculate regarding the intelligence of AI. Will AI achieve intelligence?
In fiction: Marvin the paranoid android.
Robots. Robotic people ironic, irony.
I will finish this blog later, not that anyone cares. To be continued... I have brain the size of the universe and here I am writing a bloody blog for The Masses but this blog will probably only be read by a handful of people. People! Ah, the futility.
|Drawing of robot with blue tear coming from left eye. Robot Tears. Can you hear my electronic tears?|
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Radio show host (Phil Bowermaster) said this political letter writing campaign was a very interesting idea, but other voices were critical therefore I will now address the criticisms raised.
SINGULARITY POSITIVE POLITICAL PRESSURE.
Regarding my letter writing campaign the point is that you need to get the ball rolling. Politicians may not be ready to understand the Singularity but understanding must start somewhere. Furthermore some politicians are ready to understand the Singularity: http://www.house.gov/jec/publications/110/nanotechnology_03-22-07.pdf
The above PDF published in 2007 mentions the Singularity. It is important not to underestimate politicians.
The Singularity has also been mentioned in a military context (.mil), published in 2008: http://www.csl.army.mil/usacsl/publications/Kunstler_Human_Singularity.pdf
■ If more people are willing to mention the Singularity to politicians, then politicians will be more willing to realize the Singularity is an issue of interest for constituents.
You can make a difference. It is not too soon to begin mentioning the Singularity to your local politician.
YOU can make a difference.
Love for the future from Singularity Utopia.
PS. Regarding the notoriety of Ray Kurzweil this is not a problem for me in the slightest. I'm very sure regarding my own confidence thus I am in no way diminished by the stature of Ray.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Slowly I'm trying to compile an essay regarding Singularity denial/deniers. I compare Singularity-Deniers to Holocaust Deniers. Singularity Denial is a big, complex issue. The following text regarding the Rapture and Nerds grew out of my Singularity Denial notes. This slanderous issue regarding the Rapture of the Nerds phrase deserves a blog-post wholly devoted to this aspect of Singularity denial so here is it:
"Rapture of the nerds." This derogatory phrase is often applied to the Singularity.
SMEARING: Allegedly intelligent people should have higher standards, but too often journalists and other commentators sink into the irrational realm of baseless gutter insults.
Firstly this phrase is incorrect because I am not a nerd; secondly "The Rapture" is a Christian religious event whereas many people in the Singularity movement are atheists. Myself and many other people in the Singularity movement are not religious. This incorrect insult ("Rapture of the nerds") must be countered. Such illogical rapture-esque rebuttals of the Singularity must be exposed to be moronic gutter-type criticism. Slanderous and illogical gutter-criticism of the Singularity could deter people from becoming aware and involved with technological wonders over the coming years.
Increased support for the Singularity = more money for research = faster development and implementation, which means the Singularity arrives sooner instead of later. Negativity regarding the Singularity could easily delay the Singularity.
The phrase "rapture of the nerds" must not be allowed to continue. Intelligent debate regarding the Singularity is fine but illogical and insulting name-calling must stop. Rationality must prevail.
It's time to fix the nonsense. The phrase "rapture of the nerds" must NOT be allowed to continue because it could deter people from becoming involved with the Singularity movement. Maybe we should treat Singularity-slanderers to their own name-calling: people who use the phrase ROTN (Rapture Of The Nerds) have rotten minds? Maybe someone should launch a website to debunk the ROTN nonsense?
- Wikipedia Article, Christian Rapture: http://bit.ly/f4h1M
- Wikipedia states: "The Rapture is an event in the futurist interpretation of Christian eschatology, in which it is posited that Christians will be gathered together in the air to meet Christ at, or up to seven years prior to, his return."
Transhumanists need a public relations or defamation department, or at least they need to address the negative terms people disparagingly assign to Transhumanists. It is no good to put your head in the sand. The issue of religion, religious smearing, needs to be tackled because it seems at least 50% of news reports will refer to the Singularity as The Rapture Of The Nerds. Such religious smearing (ROTN) is damaging to the Singularity because negativity could delay the Singularity due to people dismissing the notion as crackpot nonsense: a Rapture for Nerds. More supporters for the Singularity = more money for research = faster development and implementation, which means the Singularity arrives sooner instead of later. The religious phrase ROTN is not likely to massively increase supporters.
Here is an example of Transhumanists being maligned (point 9):
What are your views on this issue?
Notes from the pre-Singularity era:
- ► 2015 (14)
- ► 2013 (68)
- ► 2012 (55)
- ▼ March (8)