Re: META: Transhumanist art ( was upload motivations)

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 11:48:34 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 8 Jan 1997 wrote:

> If one of you could commission an art peice, from a revered artist,
> PRICE NO limit, excellence of quality no limit, and in any media you wanted
> (Either just a glorious exhaltation of transhumanism, or something later to
> be used as a sketch perhaps for your uploaded artificial reality) - what kind
> of art would it be?

I would commission a world, perhaps housed in a big block of diamondoid
nanoprocessors or something similar that showed views from it on all
sides. The tricky part is that I would demand that the laws of nature in
the world would give rise to complexity just as high or higher than in our
world; the artwork would evolve and develop on its own, and the viewers
would see how it unfolded. Something like the Autoverse in _Permutation
City_, or the alife simulations mentioned in _The Broken God_.

Being able to create something like this is one of my highest wishes.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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