Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 06:09:27 MST
In Hans Moravec's Robot, the SuperIntelligences or SuperIntelligence; sweeps through the universe at near lightspeed, and over takes environments, objects, and civilizations. Their mass is converted into computational machinery and power. These environments, people, spaceships; are then re-created, entirely, in virtuality. All this at a micro-fraction of the orginal object's mass. The items in question would probably not know what hit them for a long time. Is that a Singularity?
"All in all, its just another brick in the Wall"
<<A thought occurs to me. Perhaps there is no wall. What I mean by this
is that if one's own consciousness becomes augmented/expanded roughly in
step with the advance of technology then there may be no point where the
technological explosion exceeds one's consciousness by such a factor as
to constitute an opaque wall. The wall exists for us if we stand still
relatively while the technology moves forward. Now it is quite likely
that we would not be able to dump old outmoded patterns and incorporate
new ones fast enough to keep up with the freshly created sentiences, so
at some point it is likely we would fall enough behind to experience the
wall. Does this line of thinking make sense? Can anything be made of
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