How Should a Singulatarian Vote?

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As the 2012 U.S. Presidential election draws near, many followers of the Singularity are asking themselves how their vote might best reflect their desire for a positive outcome. There is even a movement to elect Ray Kurzweil via the Americans Elect movement. While the Americans Elect initiative is interesting, this examination will look more closely at the present crop of candidates from the establishment parties. That is not to say that a third party candidate does not have a chance of winning the election, or making a substantive impact. Certainly as the technological singularity comes closer to materialization, the impacts will be felt at a greater and greater level and will push to the forefront of the political discussion. For now, the candidate that is elected will be in charge of preparing the United States for the changes and via their actions affect the sentiment towards technology and progress. This discussion is by no means finite, and will surely evolve as November approaches.

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