Re: The Meaning That Immortality Gives to Life

From: Larry (
Date: Tue Oct 16 2007 - 19:18:48 MDT

On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, charles griffiths wrote:

> Hi Bryan,
> Fwiw:
> Boredom is evolved behavior. When you're a collection of processes
> running on computronium, you don't get cpu time unless you have
> something to work on. Why would you?
> Time currently spent in boredom could be spent in other ways
> (reliability measures like maintenance or redundancy, efficiency
> measures, or whatever), unless boredom turns out to be desirable for
> some reason.

Boredom is an odd thing, its not so much spare cycles as feeling the
urgent need to do something. Its almost synonymous with restlessness.
An AI might simply turn its CPU speed way down and conserve power until
something interesting happens.

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