Re: How hard a Singularity?

From: James Higgins (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 11:50:28 MDT

At 11:37 AM 6/23/2002 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>On Sat, 22 Jun 2002, Michael Roy Ames wrote:
> > been thinking about "what I'm gonna do after I upload" for a long time
>Okay, you're uploaded. I'm giving you full r/w access to /dev/mem (which
>is a very large bitvector and about every bit flips on microsecond scale)
>and the full GNU tool suite. Do your worst.
>Sure, that was unfair. Wait, here's your 3d voxelset image describing your
>brain at ultrastructure scale with full dynamics. For all practical
>purposes you can assume a 1:1 mapping to physics (transmembrane gradient,
>ion gating action, diffusion, genome network, protein interaction matrix,
>etc). The toolbox you're given involves zooming, complete r/w access to
>the 3d array, etc.
>What are you going to do with this? How long do you think you need to
>build the tools to analyze this, and how many virtually drooling idiots
>are going to document your failures in self engineering?

I agree completely. I also believes this applies to a human-equivalent
AI. Progress can, and will, be made but it won't be incredibly fast (at

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