Stephen Wolfram Joins The Life Boat Foundation and Bets On Singularity
Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday November 30, @03:15PM
from the whimper-or-bang dept.
kodiaktau writes "This week The Lifeboat Foundation announced that Stephen Wolfram would be joining its organization. The purpose of the group is to think through scientific solutions to existential problems that might be used to save humanity from such risks as asteroids hitting the earth or some other diabolical disaster. Wolfram brings computational science to the table and has posited that the earth and universe can be understood as a computer program that can be significantly altered as we continue to advance in technology."
This seems like a bad move for Stephen.
Then again, maybe he'll fit right in. One Slashdot reader comments
His "new kind of science" is borderline kook, and sometimes just full-on kook. He is a very smart guy, but he spends way too much time in the company of people whose salary he pays.
http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/reviews/wolfram/?dupe=with_honor [umich.edu] "A Rare Blend of Monster Raving Egomania and Utter Batshit Insanity"
I never paid much attention to A New Kind of Science, but I am a fan of Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica.