Anticipating the best possible outcome, or a predilection to favorable construction of actions. The belief that this is the best of all possible worlds.

Articles on that refer to Optimism

How Long Before Superintelligence? By Nick Bostrom
Postscript Re: Ray Kurzweil By Jaron Lanier
The Age Intelligent Machines, Chapter Six: Electronic Roots By Ray Kurzweil
Man-Computer Symbiosis By J.C.R. Licklider
Forecasts and Alternative Futures By Sohail Inayatullah
The Alcor Conference on Extreme Life Extension By Ray Kurzweil
The Technological Singularity By Vernor Vinge
How the Mind Works By Steven Pinker
Chapter 5: Thinking Machines By K. Eric Drexler
What is the Singularity? By John Smart

News Articles that refer to Optimism

Report from from 'The Future of Life' conference
The Road to a 1,000-Year Life Span
The Future That Wasn't
Source of 'optimism' found in the brain
Optimism as Artificial Intelligence Pioneers Reunite

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