[ExI] Singularity as a complex adaptive system - What does the environment look like?

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Wed Dec 19 03:03:30 UTC 2007

At 08:59 PM 12/17/2007, you wrote:

>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
>optical fiber...
>Ja Keith but consider where that state vector is going thru now.

Getting there with half your packets missing has got to be worse 
problem than the airlines loosing your luggage.

>...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.

I know it's heresy to say so here, but I am not even sure that's a 
desirable goal, at least not for humans.

>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.

Or die trying.


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