When you mention the Eternal Return, I reach for my phaser! Neitszche is
cool, but I suspect that if he is correct, then the information is useless.
It becomes, what Philosopher, John Leslie, calls "value death'. Back to
survival, in a longer mode; we need to see if we or they (AI) can produce
digital analogs of the mammal brain, or see if synthesized brain/minds are
similar to us. If they get bored, in either case, then we will have to face
up to the eternity of boredom, and its resolution. Sometimes taking long naps
seems to help resolve boredom, though not depression. Can AI SI's become
I am taking a psychologically, linear, view, and with all due respect to
Master Neitszche, I am supposing that this universe that we have so far
detected is linear (or helical as Ben Goertzel suggests) and that we, as a
species, live in a cosmos that is 'merely' 12-15 Giga years old. Taking that
view "we" have not been down this road before. Or if we have, we have no
recollection, therefore its utterly, unimportant.
If we find a mass storage, place that indicates that Neitszche was correct,
then we have to ask, "Is they, us?" If they is merely replicas, lets do
something fun! Then lets take a nap. Beats the crap out of mopping floors, or
In a message dated 3/27/2001 2:24:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< Life means to find out, and having found it all out, life forebears further
entanglements. Then no greater brain need emerge, which explains why no
greater brain *has* emerged.
Fermi's paradox is not a paradox at all. Explanation: Intelligence matures to
the point where it understands Eternal Recurrence, and then it discerns the
futility of further evolution. The crown of creation has figured out that
we're all going to the same place, namely, nowhere (now-here).
Hunger disappears when you're having fun,
--J. R. >>
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