Re: The 5 stages of evolution

From: Gissur Ţórhallsson (
Date: Fri Nov 02 2007 - 19:21:31 MDT


I'm not really fit to say, but I'll take a stab anyway since it's late. I'm
thinking on several orders of magnitude below a Hz.. Matt mentioned a bit
per millennium - which would clock in somewhere around 0.00000001 Hz. (10^-8
according to a quick calc). Though comparing clock speed and bit rate is a
bit like comparing apples and not apples, but I think it catches the general
idea. If there is such a limit, and the more I think about it, the more
unsure I become of it thanks to Stanislav Lem, it'd probably be considerably
lower than Mat's 1 bpM (M stands for millenium here, couldn't resist) by
several orders of magnitude.

kind regards,

On 11/3/07, Peter de Blanc <> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 23:11 +0000, Gissur Ţórhallsson wrote:
> > As for the rate of intelligence, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and
> > say that I think that there is a lower limit of scale somewhere, where
> > an intelligence becomes too slow to be able to respond to its
> > environment in any meaningful way rendering an attribution of
> > intelligence somewhat suspect, but then again, if s
> Do you think that lower limit is above or below 200 Hz?


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