The "Psychedelic mushroon philosophers, armageddon, and singularity" thread

This is a discussion on The "Psychedelic mushroon philosophers, armageddon, and singularity" thread within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; So, I've been reading up on Mckenna, and his timewave bologna ( http://www.fourmilab.ch/rpkp/autopsy.html and http://reality.sculptors.com/~salsbu...ngularity.html ), and I'm trying to ...

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    The "Psychedelic mushroon philosophers, armageddon, and singularity" thread

    So, I've been reading up on Mckenna, and his timewave bologna (http://www.fourmilab.ch/rpkp/autopsy.html and http://reality.sculptors.com/~salsbu...ngularity.html), and I'm trying to figure out how one could measure the novelty of an event. There wasn't some sort of "noveltyometer" the last time I checked.

    But this wasn't the reason I wrote this thread. The reason I bothered to post this is because I'm looking for somebody who can explain, in less than four thousands words, singularity; it is supposed to coincide with Mckenna's "novelty theory." I seem to be interpereting it as either a collective consiousness (resistance is futile) due to the fact that the shroom- head claimed the birth of conciousness as a greatly novel event, or the point in which everything in the universe collapses into a big crunch- thingymabobber. However, I'm not a physicist, nor have I ever eaten magic mushrooms, so I fear that my interperetation of singularity might be wrong.

    Any clarification to prevent me from further talking out of my ass would be appreciated.

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    a singularity in its traditional sense is a point where the laws of physics break down or dastically change, the classic example being at the centre of a black whole where the relatavistic properties of space go hay-wire.

    I think in the article they mean it as the point where there will be a huge change to humanity (btw from the part i've read its built on the most absurd assumptions).

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