Back in September 2006 I posted a survey to the SL4 mailing list hoping to determine the demographics of the list, since a few people were wondering just who was reading, and who was interested in the Singularity.
Sl4 is a mailing list for high technology ideas. SL stands for Shock Level, which categorises technology based on the amount of “future shock” it generates in individuals. Shock Level 4 essential represents the Singularity (Jupiter Brains, Powers, complete mental revision, ultraintelligence, posthumanity, Alpha-Point computing, Apotheosis, the total evaporation of “life as we know it.”).
So, months later (the next year even since it’s 2007 now) I finally got around to compiling the responses and have put together some graphs and observations.