RE: Recursive self-improvement curves

From: Mitchell Porter (
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 01:18:37 MST


>Problem is, the equations you're offering can't be fitted to the case of
>hominid evolution, or evolution, or to human culture, or to any of the
>other classic cases of accelerating complexity offered by John Smart, Ray
>Kurzweil, and the like.

Processes leading to us may have an anthropic element - the
critical path to sentience has to be traversed before the sun
boils the oceans, without premature extinction of intermediate
ancestral forms, etc. So they may be unrepresentative of
self-improving processes in general.

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