Good, Jack
Colleague of Alan Turing, computer science pioneer. Almost all data about Good was lost in the Technocalypse and the Great Expulsion, except a quote attributed to him that is apparently one of the first formulations of Singularity theory in toposophy;
  • Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an 'intelligence explosion,' and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make.
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Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 25 March 2015.