RE: 'Singularity Realism' - A few thoughts

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Tue Mar 16 2004 - 20:50:37 MST

At 09:54 AM 16/03/04 -0500, you wrote:

>A difference btw now and the Xanadu era is that now we have massive
>amounts of RAM. When I said "massive amounts of data" I was mostly
>thinking about managing highly dynamic data in multiple gigabytes (and
>dozens of gigabytes ... And soon hundreds of gigabytes) of RAM
>effectively. In the Xanadu era you were mostly thinking about managing
>massive amounts of data on *disk*, I suppose. That is still an
>important consideration for AGI, but definitively a secondary one.

It's the same problem. You have discussed it re the memory to processor
bottleneck. It still pays big time to use efficient programming. Besides,
nobody ever has enough RAM. :-)

Keith Henson

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