Re: Platonic materialism

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 12:18:34 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 12 Feb 1997, The Low Golden Willow wrote:

> On Feb 12, 12:17pm, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> } > I'd rank the Linde scenario as the likeliest sounding, with Dyson
> } > a close second, Tipler third, and Moravec/Egan fourth.
> Tipler is Omega Point. Dyson is we keep on eking out our lives.
> Moravec seems to be "copies of us will exist somewhere else". What's
> Linde? We'll run away to basement universes?

Yes, and perhaps interconnect them with wormholes into a
high-dimentsional SI playground. I delineated a way to create hypercube
universes a few months back on the >H list.

> It's weird to see ideas that make Tipler seem sane. I prefer to bet on
> Dyson, myself.

He is safe, but a bit boring. Tipler has the right mix of dynamic
optimism and drama. Linde is a bit weird, and Moravec/Egan downright
bizarre when you start thinking of it.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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