RE: Zen singularity

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Feb 22 2004 - 09:34:41 MST


> Sometimes I wonder if the reason we don't see singularity bubbles
> currently, is that they may all reach a similar conclusion:
> "The universe is perfect as it is"


> there is a fairly effective barrier to expansion created by the ability
> to think? The cosmos may be full of beings who have stopped expanding,
> and are happy to watch nature take its course.

Well, this might well be true. If it is, though, I suspect that the barrier
lies VERY FAR above the current level of human intelligence...

> An engineered being might possibly never experience suffering, and
> never experience the need to change the universe to suit them.

I think there are MANY possible goal-systems including a motivation for
change, not just goal-systems involving suffering-avoidance..

-- Ben

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