Re: The Ultimate Connection Machine.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 18:26:37 MDT

Gaia doesn't reproduce. Gaia is an emergent effect. How would it have
enough complexity to engage even in homeostasis, let alone think? You don't
build up complexity like that without a long, long, long period of
evolution, on a genetic data which is precisely transmitted to the next
generation. Emergent phenomena may have attractors, but they don't have
complex functional organization.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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