[extropy-chat] Desirability of Singularity (was Are ancestor simulations immoral?)

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 10:18:42 UTC 2006

On 6/6/06, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> Neurons just happens to be cells with a pretty high metabolic rate.
> Calling them optimal in regards to computation is a pretty weak joke.

There are proposals, at least in outline, for how e.g. a multiplier circuit
could be made to work for less energy than neurons use to do the equivalent.

Are there any proposals, even in outline, for how bits could be transmitted
over distances of millions of nanometers, for less energy than neurons use
to do that? (I'm not saying it is or isn't possible, just wondering if
anyone has an idea how it might be done.)
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