Re: the 69 of us

From: Sabine Atkins (
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 08:17:12 MST

I consider myself to be a hardware person (I inherited this from my Dad
who is an electrical engineer). Although, my interest in the hardware of
computers has also made me now being more interested in webdev/sysadmin
and coding.

gabriel C wrote:
> now that we know that there are 69 of us...
> i am curious:
> how many of us are hardware people? eg. nuts and bolts, savvy electrons,
> like mixing it up with elbow grease and sonic screwdrivers...
> and how many are the other sort? eg. relentless urge to code, live for
> logical on and off states...
> and,
> are there any other sorts on this list? if you do NOT fit into one of the
> above categories, at least roughly, please speak up. i would love to know
> (for information's sake) what other strange and rare talents we might have
> on this list.
> i am a hardware guy. mechanical stuff makes me happy, but
> electrical/electronic devices even more so.
> i am very excited that so soon, this electricity, that is at best right now
> a vast, brutish , ocean of potential, will be transformed into
> essentially a living sentient mind.
> i wonder to myself, is anyone out there, especially in our circles,working
> on a better hardware? not just a faster computer, but something entirely
> new?
> just curious. i haven't seen anything that would indicate that that
> particular line of research is happening. Of course, maybe i'm not looking
> in the right places...
> gabriel charron
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Sabine Atkins --
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Member of Extropy Institute, DE:Trans, Cryonics Institute

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