[ExI] The second step towards immortality

Andrew Mckee andymck35 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 7 07:42:28 UTC 2014

On Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:33:43 +1300, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se>  

> The transition from no human emulations and a world with emulation may  
> also be gradual if it is computing-limited: at first you need major  
> supercomputers to run an emulation in realtime, later Moores law allow  
> the big ones to run faster or multiple cheaper realtime emulations,  
> followed by ever faster and more numerous copies. In the scanning- or  
> neuroscience-limited transition the need for planning ahead is larger.

Ummm, but isn't Moore's law only two or 3  process shrinks away from being  
stone cold dead?
After that it's 3D chip stacking, with the significant difference that  
each layer costs in both resources and cycle times to fabricate the device.
And to make matters worse, power consumption and heat dissipation only get  
worse with each additional layer.

So no more Moore's law to magically make uploading any easier or cheaper  
for everyone sometime down the road.

So how many super computers can this future energy grid support?

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