[ExI] Singularity as a complex adaptive system - What does the environment look like?
spike66 at att.net
Tue Dec 18 03:59:23 UTC 2007
bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of hkhenson
...I am motivated to do so because I am a matter chauvinist. I have a
(probably irrational) dislike for putting my "state vector" through an
Ja Keith but consider where that state vector is going thru now.
...In spite of my distaste for such a future, my honest estimate for the
post singularity population of _physical state_ humans is zero. :-(
So why the sad face Keith? Humans have some very interesting information
content but we are a loooong ways from being maximized in information per
unit matter. We can cut away major pieces of a human without significantly
altering the amount of information therein. Meat isn't such a great way to
contain consciousness, but rather only the best way we currently know. I
suspect when we do figure it out, it will be the biggest AHA Insight we have
ever enjoyed. May we all live to see it.
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