[ExI] future of slavery

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Apr 9 09:46:09 UTC 2013

On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 11:13:41AM +0200, Anders Sandberg wrote:

>> I wonder what will be the future ratio of freeminds and slaves. Robin
>> thinks that poor but free uploads will teem in their trillions but I
>> surmise that slaves will form the bulk of the population.
> Most of the biosphere is made up of simple organisms, and most of the  
> economy of simple mechanisms. I would assume the real majority might not  
> be slave minds as much as loads of simple minds.

Exactly, there's probably a power law distribution of size,
so gods are rare in terms of postbiomass fraction. Of course
the complexity ceiling is much higher, so most is still way
above human paygrade. But there are things in micron and
submicron range, equalling some planetesimals.

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