> > my notion at the time was that humans could actually reinvent
> > ourselves if we mastered nanotech, so that our scale would not
> > be 2 meters but rather 2 millimeters...
> Joe E. Dees wrote:...There is a certain Godelian critical mass of
> cortical complexity (translation: quantity of neurons and synaptic
> connections) necessary for the emergence of self-reference (and
> much more for context-sensitively evolving self-and-other
> consciousness). ...
joe, i wouldnt argue that we could be smart with fewer neurons and synaptic connections. i am supposing that each neuron and synapse could be three orders smaller than ours. spike