I Am the Very Model of a Singularitarian

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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.

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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Because my body’s heritage is obsolete genetically,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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