[extropy-chat] Lanier: Exocomputing in the Year 2304

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Apr 29 20:53:27 UTC 2005

[ I've just seen this abstract from July last year, sounds interesting. 
Does anyone have the complete text?]


Onward! Keynote­Exocomputing in the Year 2304: A Survey of Confirmed Alien 
Information Technologies

Ballroom A-B
Thursday, 13:30, 1 hour 30 minutes


Jaron Lanier, Interstellar Computer Science Institute:  Jaron Lanier joined 
the Interstellar Computer Science Institute, based in Berkeley, CA, Earth, 
in 2303 as a Senior Research Scientist. He specializes in Virtual Reality, 
General Bio-information Theory, and Exocomputing.
As more alien civilizations have been encountered in recent decades, a 
variety of exotic information technology strategies have come to light. It 
has often been difficult to analyze these technologies, as alien cognitive 
and social factors must be taken into account, and these are in themselves 
challenging to interpret. It is now becoming possible to present an 
overview of a variety of alien information technologies and to glean 
insights into how they might inform the future of human IT as well as what 
might be expected from future alien encounters.

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