> Since, once you have computed your trajectories, safety margins, etc.
> you don't have to stay "on", other than for routine maintenance tasks,
> the SIs could go into "sleep" mode. The best thing we could come
> up with at the Foresight Group Genius Weekend is that these entities
> are generally doing "nothing", but have a "wake me up when something
> interesting happens" alarm. If most of them are asleep, detecting
> them is going to be a real nightmare due to the low heat production.
ah, if you have gone to the trouble of becoming an SI, why would you then snooze on the job? There's always something you can do with CPU/brain time. And wouldn't a permanently awake SI have an advantage over a strategically sleepy one, just because it's thinking more?
Or do you mean that doing "nothing" means doing entirely internal thinking, ie: not interacting with the outside world, but CPUs at 100%?
I just don't like the idea that SI's work like an office photocopier