[ExI] matrioshka brains again, was: RE: Symbol Grounding

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Mon Apr 24 17:02:12 UTC 2023

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From: Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> 
Subject: Re: [ExI] matrioshka brains again, was: RE: Symbol Grounding

>...I have been throwing rocks at this concept since Perry Metzger came up with it.  (I found the original post and my response on a floppy
disk.)  There are two reasons it fails, heat sinking and distance (speed of light) that slows computers to a crawl.  Despite my low opinion of the idea, I got tagged as having originated it.


Cool Keith so you are the father of the Matrioshka Brain?

I can think of some reasons why, or rather applications where, the slow speed of light wouldn't matter.  The modern one would be BitCoin mining.  It isn't reliant on passing signals between nodes.

Did Perry already know about the overheating problem for the inboard nodes?


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