[ExI] Wrestling with Embodiment

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Jan 28 11:18:01 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:49:04PM +0100, Stefano Vaj wrote:

> One Egan's novel where intelligence seems actually disembodied is
> Permutation City.

Unfortunately, most of Egan's scenarios are incompatible
with current knowledge of physics, with some having even
more serious problems (e.g. dust).

Hence most of Egan fills me with disappointment, since
I cannot engage sufficient suspension of disbelief.

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