RE: c * (positive qualia -negative qualia) + (1-c)* (total complexity of pattern)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Jan 07 2004 - 15:21:40 MST

> > And are there some kinds of insights into the universe that can only be
> > achieved by going through and transcending a period of
> existential angst?
> Good question; in the human world, indeed. But what I am
> suggesting is to go
> beyond it and make so that this is not the case anymore, so the
> question is
> would a world like this be worth living according to today's standards?

I don't know -- that's why I want to explore the possibilities via creating
multiple copies of myself and letting them try different sorts of internal
transformation. a sort of evolving genetic algorithm population of
uber-bens ;-))


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