Re: singleton and memetics

christophe delriviere (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 02:03:18 +0100

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> But this is an entity whose internal world may be a rich source of
> information; it might even be more interesting than the outside
> universe.

Rich and interesting according to our standards. if the bandwidth is small between the entity and the external universe then there is only the internal universe that could be really interesting.

> > i think a value system is part of an identity. For a single isolated
> > system, i think it could be very very difficult to emerge an
> identity.
> Is there any need for an identity?

No, i don't think so, but the system is probably less chaotic if there is some way to emerge one.
beside, perhaps that if you look at a correctly configured thing that doesn't have a real internal 'identity generator' you could be misguided to believe that it has one.

> > So if you want to emerge a kewl singleton of a certain size and
> > complexity, i think you will probably have to make little brothers
> of
> > the same order for him ;)..
> Besides, it is much easier to make many small entities than one huge
> all-encompassing one. And the social life becomes more interesting.

yes, we could call it social life ;).