Russians create artificial human brain

John Schilling schillin at spock.usc.edu
Tue Apr 17 15:36:16 EST 2001


"David Ehrens" <nospam at nospam.net> writes:

>"John Schilling" <schillin at spock.usc.edu> wrote in message
>news:9bht7f$62d$1 at spock.usc.edu...
>...
>> While I agree that this smells of hoax or exaggeration, it would be a
>> mistake to assume that all serious research is done by institutions
>> with web sites.  That's not true even in the United States, much less the
>> fUSSR.

>I'm sure this is true in rare cases, but one would think that scientific
>developments of magnitude would make it to major news sources -- which
>do have web sites.


Problem is, the "magnitude" in question is the magnitude of the public
interest in the development, or of the PR campaign of the developers, not
the actual scientific importance.  If it doesn't have the right buzzwords,
it likely doesn't make the evening news.

IOW, the Singularity will not be televised...


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