Re: How hard a Singularity?

From: barbara schwarz (
Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 11:52:37 MDT

 I'm was wondering if the new Ben will be able to dream and fantasize?
New list member and not a computer science person. barbara

Mike & Donna Deering wrote:

> 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. Mike.

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