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'''I Am The Very Model of a Singularitarian''' is a 2017 song by [[Charlie Cam]] describing a variety of [[Singularitarianism|Singulartarian]], [[Life extensionism|Life Extensionist]], [[Extropianism|Extropian]], [[Immortalism|Immortalist]] and [[transhumanism|transhumanist]] ideas.
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'''I Am The Very Model of a Singularitarian''' is a 2007 song by [[Charlie Kam]] describing a variety of [[Singularitarianism|Singulartarian]], [[Life extensionism|Life Extensionist]], [[Extropianism|Extropian]], [[Immortalism|Immortalist]] and [[transhumanism|transhumanist]] ideas set to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major-General%27s_Song Major-General's Song].
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== Public presentations ==
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The video of the song was shown at [[TransVision | TransVision 2007]] in Chicago and again at [[RAAD Fest | RAADfest 2018]] in San Diego. In both cases, the video was introduced by a short speech by Charlie Kam.
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
 
<blockquote>I am the very model of a Singularitarian
 
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(“But how will I do that? I need to be smarter. Ah, yes…”)
 
(“But how will I do that? I need to be smarter. Ah, yes…”)
  
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I’ll expand my mental faculties by merging with technology,
  
I’ll expand my mental faculties by merging with technology,
 
  
 
Expand his mental faculties by merging with technology,
 
Expand his mental faculties by merging with technology,
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I am the very model of a Singularitarian
 
I am the very model of a Singularitarian
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In short he is a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian
 
In short he is a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian
  
He is the very model of a Singularitarian</blockquote>
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He is the very model of a Singularitarian
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Knowledge in all forms music, art, science and technology,
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Our brains and bodies all precious and any loss a tragedy
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Important recognitions and insights are what we should retain
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While we destroy all of the useless information that remains
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And when a person dies we lose a profound pattern tragically,
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And the part of ourselves that interacted with them lit’rally
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Religious folks may rationalize that death is really something good
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(“Something Good? Something GOOD? Eh?)
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I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood
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I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood
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I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood
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I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood
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I create and appreciate all of the knowledge that I know
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Toward greater order even though complexity I know may grow
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In short I am Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian
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I am the very model of a Singularitarian
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In short he is a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian
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He is the very model of a Singularitarian
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The purpose of the universe is that of all our human lives
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Since no aliens have come forth this much we can now rationalize
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We’ll spread our thoughts with nanobots that know how to self-replicate
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Through solar system, Milky Way or anywhere we designate
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Ideas are our products that will solve the problems of our fate
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And new ideas for the problems we can’t yet articulate
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Let’s leverage all our knowledge from the returns that accelerate
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(Returns that accelerate? Sounds familiar. Ah yes, the law of accelerating returns by Ray Kurzweil, of course, OF COURSE!)
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So the outcome of universe is something we can contemplate
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The outcome of universe is something we can contemplate
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The outcome of universe is something we can contemplate
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The outcome of universe is something we can contemplate
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The singularity is near but I won’t be indifferent
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In case something should go awry I’ll do my bestest to prevent
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Because I am a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian
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I am the very model of a Singularitarian
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Because he is a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian
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He is the very model of a Singularitarian<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20080603035504/http://www.kurzweilai.net/meme/frame.html?main=/articles/art0626.html Archive of kurzweilai.net]</ref></blockquote>
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== References ==
  
 
[[Category:Music]]
 
[[Category:Music]]

Latest revision as of 14:15, 23 September 2018

I Am the Very Model of a Singularitarian

I Am The Very Model of a Singularitarian is a 2007 song by Charlie Kam describing a variety of Singulartarian, Life Extensionist, Extropian, Immortalist and transhumanist ideas set to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's Major-General's Song.

Public presentations

The video of the song was shown at TransVision 2007 in Chicago and again at RAADfest 2018 in San Diego. In both cases, the video was introduced by a short speech by Charlie Kam.

Lyrics

I am the very model of a Singularitarian

I’m combination Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian,

Aggressively I’m changing all my body’s biochemistry

Because my body’s heritage is obsolete genetically,

Replacing all the cells each month it’s here just temporarily

The pattern of my brain and body’s where there’s continuity,

I’ll try to improve these patterns with optimal biology,

(“But how will I do that? I need to be smarter. Ah, yes…”)

I’ll expand my mental faculties by merging with technology,


Expand his mental faculties by merging with technology,

Expand his mental faculties by merging with technology,

Expand his mental faculties by merging with technology


And with our new technology, renewable clean energy,

Remove our pathogens and overcome hunger and poverty

In short I am a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian

I am the very model of a Singularitarian


In short he is a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian

He is the very model of a Singularitarian


Knowledge in all forms music, art, science and technology,

Our brains and bodies all precious and any loss a tragedy

Important recognitions and insights are what we should retain

While we destroy all of the useless information that remains

And when a person dies we lose a profound pattern tragically,

And the part of ourselves that interacted with them lit’rally

Religious folks may rationalize that death is really something good

(“Something Good? Something GOOD? Eh?)

I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood


I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood

I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood

I think they’d change their minds if Singularity were understood


I create and appreciate all of the knowledge that I know

Toward greater order even though complexity I know may grow

In short I am Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian

I am the very model of a Singularitarian


In short he is a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian

He is the very model of a Singularitarian


The purpose of the universe is that of all our human lives

Since no aliens have come forth this much we can now rationalize

We’ll spread our thoughts with nanobots that know how to self-replicate

Through solar system, Milky Way or anywhere we designate

Ideas are our products that will solve the problems of our fate

And new ideas for the problems we can’t yet articulate

Let’s leverage all our knowledge from the returns that accelerate

(Returns that accelerate? Sounds familiar. Ah yes, the law of accelerating returns by Ray Kurzweil, of course, OF COURSE!)

So the outcome of universe is something we can contemplate


The outcome of universe is something we can contemplate

The outcome of universe is something we can contemplate

The outcome of universe is something we can contemplate


The singularity is near but I won’t be indifferent

In case something should go awry I’ll do my bestest to prevent

Because I am a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian

I am the very model of a Singularitarian


Because he is a Transhuman, Immortalist, Extropian

He is the very model of a Singularitarian[1]

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