[ExI] The Life Cycle of Software Objects - Ted Chiang's book review by IO9

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 10:17:09 UTC 2010

Max More wrote:
Chiang's story "Understand" was one of the very best stories I've read
in a long time. It's essential reading for anyone interested in
intellectual augmentation to more than human levels.

This story is INCREDIBLY good and I've read it several times (I
normally only read things once)!  It tells the tale of two men who
become aware of each other as their intellects are raised to godlike
levels due to a very experimental medical treatment.  And as they say
in Highlander, "there can only be one!"

This is his first anthology and it is an absolute must buy!


John  : )

On 7/28/10, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> This novel looks great, thanks for posting. I look forward to reading it.
> My own ideas about future AIs are similar, they will be emotional and messy
> and mainly shaped by emotional interactions like us.
> Re incompressibility of experience: I quite agree, but in subjective time
> which does not necessarily equal human subjective time - an emotional AI
> implemented on a fast computational substrate can be trained by other fast
> AIs, or have parallel interactions with hundreds of humans at the same time.
> --
> Giulio Prisco
> giulio at gmail.com
> (39)3387219799
> On Jul 27, 2010 11:59 PM, "Damien Broderick" <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> On 7/27/2010 3:56 PM, Dan wrote: > > Have you read anything by him?
> Ted Chiang's brilliant.
> (This particular idea sounds like a version of Ben Goertzel's Novamente
> AGI.)
> Damien Broderick
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