Monday, November 20, 2006

Is Second Life a Post-Singularity Civilization?

In the past week I've read about two things happening in Second Life that would otherwise be clear harbingers of the Singularity if they occurred in the real world: First was something akin to a cornucopia machine (CopyBot) incident. Now they've had a grey goo outbreak. Curiouser and curiouser. (Credit where it's due: the "cornucopia machine" was in Charles Stross' Singularity Sky)

1 comment:

OneUp Thiebaud said...

I think that's what the Lindens want us to believe. They may put a cool label of grey goo on the worm's product, the rings, but real product of grey goo whould not be rings. I think real grey goo would be taking matter and converting it to more grey goo.If it were a real grey goo attack in SL I imagine a slime of sorts creeping onto islands gobbling everything up including avatars. I imagine watching buildings oozing down to ground level in a heap of grey sludge. That's the grey goo scenario I imagine.