Re: [sl4] Evolution, personality and altruism

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Wed Nov 26 2008 - 07:41:29 MST

--- On Wed, 11/26/08, Petter Wingren-Rasmussen <> wrote:

> > For the purposes of forecasting the singularity, it
> > makes little difference where our knowledge resides.
> In my opinion it makes a huge difference. Since the knowledge can reside
> within one entity indefinitely it has no inherent need to
> communicate with others.

Why would there be only one entity? There are 10^10 humans, most of whom would like to be immortal. If you mean a "global brain" or any kind of distributed implementation, then its parts will need to communicate.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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