Re: COMP/MISC: Upload subjective time, baby universes, quantum

Chris Hind (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 09:17:36 -0800

>So once computers reach human equivalence, doubling time will reduce
>to one year, then to half a year, and so on, which would lead to
>infinite power in four years if there were not some ceiling to
>computing speed.
>I asked myself how much *subjective* time would elapse between
>human-equivalence and maximum speed. If there was no ceiling to
>speed, then elapsed time would be infinite, but in practice it's going
>to reach some apex (e.g. a millionfold increase).

Aren't we already living in accelerated time? Rapidly decreasing attention
spans due to the rapid acquisition and summarizing of knowledge contribute
to our accelerated perception of time. Ever heard the remark "Life in the
fast lane"? I recall someone having said in the '90s we're living in "dog

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind ( Upward, Outward, ACTION!
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