[ExI] The hits just keep on coming

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 22:38:50 UTC 2019

On Feb 26, 2019, at 2:04 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 12:31 PM Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Naturally, I meant genes that aren’t solely limited to development here. If Wikipedia is to be trusted here*, it seems like CCR5 is active after development, so there’s that. Even if it’s not, then there others, surely, that might tweaked. And, if that’s so and these can have a big impact in short order, then there’s room for some sort of bio-Singularity.
> That's a gene involved in maintenance.  To have a bio-Singularity of
> the type you describe, you'd need a gene involved in building the
> brain - but by the time you're an adult, your brain is mostly already
> built, and the things that influence it from then on either aren't
> genetic at all, or are the result of genes that have largely already
> done their jobs.

I’m aware of where you’re going with this. Again, I’m talking about stuff outside of development — stuff involved in the initial “building [of the] brain.”

Try this on for size: aren’t some genes involved in regeneration or in shutting down or starting up post-development processes. Anything here that might feed into altering or improving cognition (or related things; which is why I brought up self-control: if one could increase self-control across a large population this might make for immediate gains though probably not the kind of exponential laddering up of other Singularities) might lead to some sort of bio-Singularity.

I’m also not saying here that this is the path I’d take. Gene expression...


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