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. Eliezer Yudkowsky
The pace of global warming is accelerating and the scale of the impact is devastating. The time for action is limited - we are approaching a tipping point beyond which the opportunity to reverse the damage of CO2 emissions will disappear. Eliot Spitzer
There's a tipping point that happens with soccer in which you just kinda get it. I was drawn to it because the best soccer teams play similarly to my favorite basketball teams - like the eighties Lakers or eighties Celtics - teams that emphasized teamwork over individualism and relied on passing as their biggest ongoing edge. Bill Simmons
After 'Inconvenient Truth,' we hit a tipping point where almost everybody in America cares about the environment. Catherine Hardwicke
We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween. Anything to be mean. Loretta Lynn

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