Re: answers I'd like from an SI

From: Bryan Bishop (
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 18:05:53 MST

On Monday 12 November 2007 18:30, Thomas McCabe wrote:
> This is the result of a universal bandwidth limitation on the human
> species, much like the universal limitations on serial processing
> speed, memory, cognitive capacity, etc. Outgoing human communication
> is ~300 baud. Incoming communication can be much faster, but only for
> highly specialized data (sounds, pictures, etc.). Even a primitive
> BCI can do better than this. A superintelligence could just use
> implanted nanotechnology to beam the ideas into our heads, quite
> possibly in less than a microsecond.

Tom, why would this require nanotechnology? I am assuming that you are
talking about MNT, because already we can make carbon nanotubes (sort
of), and with streaming CNTs through our head we could supposedly set
up stimulation points in the brain in a grid-like manner, which is much
more practical than wishing on MNT. Would you be interested in
investigating this idea with me further? (But I am also all for
catalyzing MNT research/development).

- Bryan

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