[ExI] simulation as an improvement over reality

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Dec 25 18:58:39 UTC 2010

2010/12/25 John Clark wrote:
> On Dec 24, 2010, at 8:56 AM, BillK wrote:
>> extrapolating from what we know now, and assuming no magic science
>> where we gain super powers and become anything that we wish to be,
>> then *old* entities will not think like 25 year olds.
> Making an old man think like a young man is simply a matter of rearranging atoms in
> the old brain, and precisely moving atoms around does not require magic science,
> just very very good technology.

I agree.  But for the purposes of speculation on how very old entities
might behave that is a meaningless proposal.

In effect you are saying that an ancient intelligence will have the
ability to change their brain to think in an infinity of different
ways. Which is probably quite likely, and presumably they will choose
to think in the 'best' way possible.  I suspect that this will not be
like a 25 year old human.


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