Wait But Why (Jan 2015) provided a good #Singularity summary of superintelligence from the Traditionalist viewpoint. The Traditionalist viewpoint is basically the God viewpoint, which can be seen at the end of the article regarding the topic of part two: "Will it be a nice God?"

The issue of Traditionalism is more than mere God metaphors, the issue is the essence of God: unfathomable, unpredictable, incomprehensible, ungraspable, inclined to cataclysmic punishment, threat, or destruction (plagues, floods, end times, robot rebellion, AI overlords).

God, or the essence of God, is idiocy, which is incompatible with genuine intelligence.

Singularity Modernism (the atheist viewpoint) states lucidity for all, easily comprehensible, must be the essential trait of super-intelligence. There will be no mysteriousness, no black-hole of information censorship, no unpredictability, no threat. Stupidity is the threat, not intelligence.

I think human intelligence has reached a level where we can, or should be able to, imagine any level of progress.

Putting aside the criticism of Traditionalism the article is a good summary of accelerating technology.

Wait But Why wrote: "This pattern—human progress moving quicker and quicker as time goes on—is what futurist Ray Kurzweil calls human history’s Law of Accelerating Returns. This happens because more advanced societies have the ability to progress at a faster rate than less advanced societies—because they’re more advanced. 19th century humanity knew more and had better technology than 15th century humanity, so it’s no surprise that humanity made far more advances in the 19th century than in the 15th century—15th century humanity was no match for 19th century humanity." https://archive.today/EuZYV#selection-475.0-487.0

The Wait But Why article also gives good coverage of #artificialintelligence types.

The Wikipedia Singularity page was a good description of Traditionalism at the beginning of Feb 2015 (https://archive.today/GnCme): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

The Wait But Why article was also published via Gizmodo (9 Feb 2015): http://gizmodo.com/the-ai-revolution-how-far-away-are-our-robot-overlords-1684199433

Read part two of the S45 critique here: https://plus.google.com/+Singularity-2045/posts/abtwrqioBoP
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