Re: The Meaning That Immortality Gives to Life

From: Harry Chesley (
Date: Mon Oct 15 2007 - 22:20:27 MDT

Good question. Though I wouldn't call boredom so much "free cycles" as
an indicator of redundant ones.

Perhaps boredom is evolution's way of detecting and avoiding infinite
loops. And as such, it's useful so long as it and the computational
mechanism aren't too far out of sync.

Bryan Bishop wrote:
>> But eventual boredom seems probable to me.
> Re: the (supposed) inevitability of boredom, where boredom is basically
> free cycles. Is there some way to construct proof that boredom is not
> necessarily inevitable? This may be important to such topics
> as "effective AI Sage," which was dealing with procrastination
> actually, which seems related to boredom, posted a while back, just
> before I subscribed to the list.
> - Bryan

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