[extropy-chat] Cognition enhancement in fiction
brian at posthuman.com
Tue Oct 10 04:00:08 UTC 2006
Here's some ideas:
Schroeder, Lady of Mazes - Enhanced humans can work with advanced nano
environment to enforce very localized or even physically overlapping ideas of a
Wright, Golden Age series - Various enhanced stuff including mass mentalities,
memory redaction, self-aware characters created accidentally during games, more.
Egan, Schild's Ladder - More Egan-posthumans flitting about, this time into some
Peter F. Hamilton - Night's Dawn series has various bits, including an
"affinity" gene which allows for mental communication, uploads, controlling
engineered species, etc. More recent Commonwealth series also has plenty of bits
including various enhancements.
Geodesica series - Various upgraded characters including the highly upgraded
Exarchs who can control multiple bodies, manage complete societies, and some
bits regarding giving everyone access to a highly transparent society.
Vinge, Rainbow's End - Haven't read it yet, but sounds like it might meet your
criterion if you consider external devices as enhancements.
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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