Re: Tragedy and Boredom was Re: Why just simulation? (fwd)

From: Hugo Alves (
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 12:00:38 MST

"In any case, we can say with absolute confidence is that boredom is not
going to be a problem. Boredom is an emotion and already we have means
(drugs etc.) that can reliably dispel boredom for extended periods (albeit
sometimes with side-effects). It is unthinkable that a jupiterbrain SI
wouldn't be able to figure out a way of avoiding the boredom emotion if it
chose to."

I agree. It would probably create a role-playing game in which it would be a
fragile, less-intelligent being in a world full of dangers and spend it's
days immerse in this "simulation". After all, games have been the main
source of entertainment and boredom dispelling throughout the centuries, and
they basically consist in limiting yourself to a previously arranged set of
rules. Why not keep up the good work?

Hugo Alves

P.S. - So, if our future is ourselves as we are today, is it really worth
going through all the trouble of developing and evoluting? Not that we
really have any choice in it...

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