April 12, 2006

You'll know the Singularity is near when....

In Ray Kurzweil's latest book, The Singularity is Near, he quips that we'll know the Singularity is about to happen when we start getting a million emails a day. Crunched, that's 695 emails each minute, or 12 each second -- which, now that I think about it, doesn't seem to far off from my current spam flow ;-)

If I may add to Kurzweil's comment: Q: how will we know when the Singularity has come and gone? A: We'll be able to meaninfully reply to each and every one of them in the same day.

1 comment:

Mark Plus said...

. . . the sign that greets you at the Arizona border says, "Welcome to the Desert -- of the Real."