18. What is a Singleton? (2005)

By Nick Bostrom

This note introduces the concept of a "singleton" and suggests that this concept is useful for formulating and analyzing possible scenarios for the future of humanity.

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(00:18) Abstract

(00:32) 1. Definition

(01:35) 2. Examples and Elaboration

(05:42) 3. Advantages with a Singleton

(08:02) 4. Disadvantages with a Singleton

(10:14) 5. The Singleton Hypothesis

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