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