Re: De-Anthropomorphizing SL3 to SL4.

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 15:59:07 MST

At 03:24 PM 24/03/04 -0500, Martin wrote:

>>It's all rather complex, and by the most liberal estimate perhaps 20% of
>>the genomic sequence caries information that is pertinent to the
>>development and function of H. sapiens. That's maybe 600 or 700 million
>>base pairs (160 MB). I draw the distinction because you could have, say,
>>a document that is 840 kb, but what if 80% of it is random, wordless
>>strings of letters? You wouldn't call that information.
>By the way, isn't it rather humbling that nature can build a human with
>160 MB of data, and Microsoft can barely make an operating system to run a
>computer under that size?

A lot is emergent. Consider how few bits it takes to specify the
Mandelbrot of nearly infinite complexity.

Along this line though the physical specifications of AI hardware should be
no more complex than a human.

Keith Henson

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