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Tim_Tyler comments on Engelbart: Insufficiently Recursive - Less Wrong

11 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 November 2008 08:31AM

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Comment author: Tim_Tyler 27 November 2008 03:17:37AM -2 points [-]

I would suggest reserving "FOOM" for things that go very fast relative to *you*.

It sounds as though "FOOM" will always lie about a dozen doublings in the future - for anyone riding the curve. Like the end of the rainbow, it will recede as it is approached.

Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 26 November 2012 01:45:50PM 1 point [-]

This is true, but not particularly comforting. After all, we won't be the ones riding the curve if/when the FOOM happens.