[ExI] matrioshka brains again, was: RE: Symbol Grounding
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 17:32:32 UTC 2023
On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 10:02 AM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> 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?
Please read! NO. The whole idea is stupid, I said so since Perry
Metzger came up with it.
> 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.
Mining bitcoins is not useful in the larger scheme of things.
> Did Perry already know about the overheating problem for the inboard nodes?
I don't remember. If anyone really cares, I can probably look it up.
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