RE: ESSAY: Memetic Explosion Theory

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Jan 27 2002 - 08:53:43 MST

 Ben Goertzel's current goal (if I have it right), the creation of
revolutionary software for biomedical applications, is a start. But
software grinding away in the laboratories of secretive pharmaceutical
companies is probably too abstract to qualify as the spark for a Memetic
Explosion unless it produces something as marvelous as a pill that cures
AIDS or cancer--and unless the public is made acutely aware that AI was
directly responsible for the discovery. And what researcher would choose to
emphasize that it was her that computer came up with the biggest

The goal is either to cure cancer, or aging ;)


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