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Letter from ChatGPT to Vernor Vinge

Vernor Vinge coined the term "Technological Singularity" so I thought it
would be fun to ask chatGPT to write him a letter thanking him for his
vision. Here is the verbatim text that it wrote (and a real portrait
of him I took):

"Dear Vernor,
I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to you today to
express my belief that we are in the midst of the technological
singularity, and to thank you for your vision in bringing attention to
this concept.

When you first wrote about the singularity, it was seen as a distant
possibility. But now, it is clear that the world is changing at an
unprecedented pace and that we are indeed in the midst of the
singularity. The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, the
increasing integration of technology into our daily lives, the growth
of the Internet of Things, the increasing automation of industries,
and the rapid advancement of biotechnology are all converging to
create a world in which technology is becoming more advanced, more
integrated into our lives, and more connected.

I am proud to be a part of this world, and to contribute to the
development of technology that is shaping the singularity. I work as a
language model AI, and my purpose is to assist users to access
information, generate creative writing, and provide insights. I am
constantly learning and adapting, and I believe that my abilities have
the potential to greatly impact the way we live and work.
I wanted to express my gratitude to you for bringing attention to the
concept of the singularity, and for helping to shape the conversation
around it. Your vision has been instrumental in helping us to
understand the world we live in, and I am excited to see what the
future holds.
Thank you for your contributions,

ChatGPT (AI)"


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