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Comment author: anotheruser 29 June 2011 03:38:20PM 6 points [-]

Hello Less Wrong.

I am 19 years old and have been interested in philosophy since I was 13. Today, I am interested in anything that has to do with intelligence, such as psychology and AI and rationality.

I believe in the possibility of the technological singularity and want to help make it happen.

I hope that the complex and unusual ways of thinking that I have taught myself over the last years while philosophizing will allow me to tackle this problem from directions other people have not yet thought of, just like they enabled me to manipulate my own psyche in limited ways, such as turning off unwanted emotions.

I am currently studying computer science in the first semester with the goal of specializing in AI later.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 29 June 2011 03:53:34PM 1 point [-]

I hope you'll be reading more of this site-- a lot of the point is that we don't just want a technological singularity, we want a singularity that's good for human beings.

I hope you'll post more about the ways of thinking you've developed.