RE: obstacles to unbounded intelligence

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sat Jan 26 2002 - 19:52:59 MST

> These are interesting examples, but as you point out, we do not yet know
> the nature of the algorithms or non-digital techniques that an SI
> may ultimately employ. I think we'll get modestly superior intelligence
> using "standard" computers, and that this will get us to AGI and another
> level of SI, but that SI can then pursue alternative strategies such as
> holographic, quantum, and analog techniques, which have different
> constraints.

This is a highly plausible outcome.

My main point is that the alternate outcome, that there are limitations on
superintelligence posed by physics and mathematics, is also plausible...
we just don't know... Current science and math DOES suggest ways in which
such limitations might emerge...


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