Razib Khan on Singularity Summit 2009

Here are Razib Khan’s impressions on the Summit. Razib blogs for Gene Expression at ScienceBlogs. Razib also remarks that when Matt Springer is criticizing some of Kurzweil’s more wild claims, he is actually just criticizing Kurzweil and not most Singularitarians, who are skeptical of Kurzweil’s specific vision. This has been a problem before — P.Z. Myers, for instance, has entirely dismissed the concept of the Singularity just based on what he has read of Kurzweil. It’s too bad that these people are often too busy to read other presentations or descriptions of the Singularity besides Kurzweil.

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