Back in June, Charles Stross, my favorite SF author on the Singularity, posted to his blog a short essay titled “Three Arguments Against the Singularity.” It begins:

I periodically get email from folks who, having read “Accelerando”, assume I am some kind of fire-breathing extropian zealot who believes in the imminence of the singularity, the uploading of the libertarians, and the rapture of the nerds. I find this mildly distressing, and so I think it’s time to set the record straight and say what I really think.

Short version: Santa Claus doesn’t exist. [Read more.]

As preface, he assumes you’ve read: