Eliezer Yudkowsky — American Writer born on September 11, 1979,

Eliezer Shlomo Yudkowsky is an American writer, blogger, and advocate for friendly artificial intelligence. He is a Research Fellow and co-founder at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a private research nonprofit based in Berkeley, California... (wikipedia)

I wouldn't be surprised if tomorrow was the Final Dawn, the last sunrise before the Earth and Sun are reshaped into computing elements.
The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be an Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code. The key idea is that if you can improve intelligence even a little, the process accelerates. It's a tipping point. Like trying to balance a pen on one end - as soon as it tilts even a little, it quickly falls the rest of the way.
By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.
Nothing you'll read as breaking news will ever hold a candle to the sheer beauty of settled science. Textbook science has carefully phrased explanations for new students, math derived step by step, plenty of experiments as illustration, and test problems.
I don't care where I live, so long as there's a roof to keep the rain off my books, and high-speed Internet access.

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