Re: Floppy take-off

From: James Higgins (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 18:56:36 MDT

At 01:22 PM 8/1/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>One of the distinctions that Gordon Worley raised, and that I've been harping
>on as well, is that "0.5" humans can mean either "just as smart as a
>human, but
>running at half speed" or it can mean "half as smart as a human".

For clarity, I've been considering this as mental capacity, not speed. I
believe speed is somewhat irrelevant to this discussion since it will
continue to increase, so any software that creates 1.0+ human mental
capacity will eventually get us there. Then there is also the ability to
run this software on thousands or more systems...

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