Re: eeyore and tigger

Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 06:22:11 MDT

I am toying with that same notion, when considering a paper produced by
Physicist, Seth Lloyd, in his essay, "Ultimate Physical Limits to
Computation". Interestingly enough, he briiefly examines the notion of
whether a Black Hole can be a computer in its own right, using Hawking
radiation. Would a 30 x Cray XMP in a flashlight-sized processor be cheap
enough and trouble-free, though? Massively parallel Computational Marble(s)?
I think one might then get a chance to produce a "soul catcher" as once
envisioned by a British Telcom maven, as well as Hans Moravec. The Yudkowsky
would get his chance at uploading.

In a message dated 6/14/00 9:57:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

<< I propose we look into the future, with the knowledge that
 in 30 years, we will likely have 100-cray computers in
 packages the size of a marble. Then what can we do?
 What about Rosie the maid from the Jetsons? Given sufficiently
 high power computers and feedback loops, could we not build
 droids that could do all the things Rosie did, carrying on witty
 conversation at the same time? It is all doable, with just
 superfast computers and sufficiently sophisticated digital
 feedback control systems!
 Let us think like Dr. THAAD, not simply dismissing a
 way-out idea, but rather estimating what would actually
 be needed to carry out your fondest dreams. Then let us
 work to make that happen. Wooo hoooo! spike >>

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