Re: Multiple Future Bens

From: Michael Roy Ames (
Date: Tue Dec 24 2002 - 07:21:12 MST


Discussing the prospect of 'versions of Ben', and by extension 'versions of
MRA', is interesting and entertaining. However, I don't think there is much
point in planning more than *one* version ahead. Here's my reasoning...

I find myself continuously confronted with my own mental limitations... it's
annoying. Perhaps I am not alone in feeling this? ;> Modeling the future
is especially difficult because of the numerous independent variables, and
even more unpredictable are the individual human intelligences creating that
future. Until I can goose my intelligence it would seem that planning a
*list* of new versions is pointless (except as an amusing diversion). The
act of boosting my intelligence would certainly be cause for a new Version
number for MRA. So perhaps a single improved version constitutes the only
realistically foreseeable plan for an individual. As soon as my
intelligence is significantly enhanced, I will be dumping all my old
'versioning' plan and reformulating a new one using my improved
capabilities. Won't you?

Michael Roy Ames

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been thinking about what I'm going to do with myself in 15-30
> years or so...
> What I think I'd like to do is to create a *series* of 5 Bens:

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