Pathological Problems a sign of the Singularity

by phil on Monday Oct 20, 2003 5:19 PM

"Formerly, when one invented a new function, it was to further some practical purpose; today one invents them in order to make incorrect the reasoning of our fathers, and nothing more will ever be accomplished by these inventions." (poincare)

Maybe the Singularity or singularities in individual fields occur when developments become purely reflexive, i.e. serving no utility outside of itself. Where discussion is about soley previous discussions or about itself. A confab of the most meta-significance. You can already see this happening w/ regard to tech nerds, where a "nerd" is defined as someone who uses a telephone to talk about telephones.

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