Re: How hard a Singularity?

From: Mike & Donna Deering (
Date: Sat Jun 22 2002 - 18:00:45 MDT

James, say you upload Ben as you suggest. Now he can think at electrical rather than neurotransmitter chemical speeds, lets say 1000 times faster. Ben can now maintain thousands of details simultaneously in consciousness rather than 4 to 7 as a biological. Now Ben can flawlessly cross correlate this data with no chance of logical error as computers do now. If you think biologicals can ovoid logical errors just try to adding five fifty-digit numbers in your head. And being in silicon gives Ben an ability he didn't have before, the ability to monitor and adjust his own cognitive functions, improving concentration, and memory accuracy, and expanding any bio bottlenecks in his cognitive architecture. The new silicon Ben is a wiz compared to the old bio Ben.


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