Re: {Semi-Fluff} Anti-Singularitarianism

From: Randall Randall (
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 17:50:35 MST

On Dec 17, 2004, at 5:59 PM, Simon Gordon wrote:
> --- Robin Lee Powell <>
> wrote:
>> 3. Bring about the singularity will suddenly, and
>> drastically,
>> increase the amount of computational power used by
>> Earth (due to
>> super-intelligences, sudden proliferation of upload
>> copies, etc).
> But the overall amount of computations is not
> increasing, all we are doing is organising them. We
> are simply converting natural computations into useful
> computations.

No, you're exchanging computation which may not be
performed (if no one observes it closely enough to
notice a discrepancy) into computation which must
be performed. Right now, most of the solar system
can use non-quantum models, if this is a human-centric
simulation, since there are no tools available to
study the matter away from the vicinity of the surface
of the Earth.

Randall Randall <>
"It is a question of different axioms, not a defect in the
  brain, that makes a man religious."  -- John C. Wright

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