Re: Singularity and AIs (was: We're stuck with each other)

From: animated silicon love doll (
Date: Sun Jan 27 2002 - 16:49:36 MST

2002.01.27 15:16:36, "Robert J. Bradbury" <> wrote:

>So the source of this remains a mystery to me. So viewing Eugene's
>comments as an enigma wrapped inside a riddle boxed within a puzzle
>is not a new situation.

glad i'm not alone!

>To hang tight on the extropians list you have to learn the acronyms.
>Yo gotta no gigas and teras and petas and exas and zettas and yottas
>and yoctos and zeptos and attos and femtos and picos and of course
>most important of all the nanos.

lesse. got giga, tera, peta, exa i'm assuming is after peta?
never heard zetta, yotta, yocto, zepto, or atto...
femto pico and nano i do know, although i'm not sure of exactly what the order of
magnitude for femto or pico are... just that they're realllyreally little!

>In our current reality it would be the difference between the
>Thinking Machines (now defunct) "connection machines", the
>GRAPE computers for gravity computations, IBM's "Blue Gene"
>processor-in-memory pseudo-cellular-automata architecture
>for protein folding (and possibly other applications) and
>"general purpose" von Neumann/Harvard architectures (99.99...%
>of what is currently available.)

hmmm. i've never heard of the grape computers - what are they?

>I like to create mine with a Genome Editor and a DNA synthesizer.

heee! i like simcity 2000, myself.... (i found 3000, and civ 3 for that matter, terribly
disappointing. oh well.)

cheshire morgan. we all create life, some of us with wombs,
                        some with smiles, some with patient hands.
                        we are all gods, if we choose to be.

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