Re: Singularity optimization [Was: Colossus and the Singularity]

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Jan 27 2001 - 18:38:07 MST

At 01:43 PM 27/01/01 -0500, Eliezer wrote:

>Finally, if the improvement curve is so horribly logarithmic, then why
>didn't the vast majority of BLIND evolution on this planet take place in
>the first million years?

Arguably that's pretty much what *did* happen. And most of us are still
bacter, after all.

>If increasing complexity or increasing
>improvement renders further improvements more difficult to find, then why
>doesn't BLIND evolution show a logarithmic curve?

As I recall, the cephalization index does. Might be wrong about that, however.

Damien Broderick

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