RE: Complexity of AGI

From: Peter Voss (
Date: Sun May 19 2002 - 18:47:36 MDT

>... There is no short-cut available here...

A friend of mine, Mike Korns, coined the term 'inloading' (AFAIK) for the
fanciful Kurzweil'sh scheme of duplicating/replacing every single biological
neurons, axon, etc. with nano devices in a living brain - while wirelessly
connecting the artificial neurons to an external computer.


-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf
Of Michael Roy Ames

... But connecting that new
hardware to the uploaded mind in a way that will make sense to that mind,
would seem like a much more difficult problem. To do *that* right, would
require the human brain be simulated in advance of upload, and that the I/O
channels for all the senses be mapped from the wetware to the hardware. In
order to do this, you are going to have to understand exactly how the
brain's mental processes work. There is no short-cut available here.
Without this detailed mapping, the process of uploading will be horrific
beyond anyone's worst nightmare.

Michael Roy Ames

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