- n. rare, colloquial An individual who favors the coming of the technological singularity, and plans to accelerate the process of achieving this historical event when the time nears.
“ACO = Accelerating Change Optimist. you coined that term yourself a little while ago, to counter the phonetic complexity of "singularitarian".”
“Even sillier, in fact, than the word "singularitarian" is in the first place.”
“I'd like to propose that this attempt to come up with an alternative to "singularitarian" is silly.”
“I think there is probably some room for criticism of the singularitarian tendancy to equate increased computation with advances in all fields.”
“The absurdity of that is the implicit anti-singularitarian view that the world going forward is going to stay basically the same.”
“Actually "devout singularitarian" seems appropriate since it becomes a religious faith at extreme levels.”
“Only he's _poor, _ this whole polity is _poor, _and it can't ever be anything else, in fact, because it's a dumping ground for merely posthuman also-rans, the singularitarian equivalent of australopithicenes.”
“What I do think is that the average transhumanist/singularitarian assumes that there's comparatively easy answers to the long chain of ifs that would be required in order to create a working brain simulation in an imaginable timeline.”
“The singularitarian aspiration to superintelligence involves a prior reduction of intelligence to an abstract calculating instrumentality that actually functions first of all to radically impoverish our grasp of the substance of freedom as it is lived, whereupon it then pines for an amplification of that freedom-drained instrumentality into what it mistakes as superlative emancipation.”
“The book gets better as it goes, and in accordance with Stross’s singularitarian themes it’s free on the Internet.”
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Cribbed from Transhumanist Terminology at aleph.se, which has definitions, and is itself based on the Lextropicon.
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