Re: Mental vs. Physical

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 12:34:17 +0100 (MET)

On Fri, 7 Feb 1997, Mitchell Porter wrote:

> [Anders Sandberg]
> > Don't be so sure... the more I become a moravecian platonic materialist,
> > the more convinced I become that it is quite possible to escape the universe.
> To where?

(I should have known this was coming...)

Into the "Manifold". In this view of reality, all logically possible
universes (and systems) exist, not side by side but interpenetrating like
a crossword puzzle. The bits forming this sentence both participate in it
and in the code of the iridiscent superintelligences of Tryx (and many
other universes). Of course, it is impossible to say if we are discovering
or creating new worlds in the Manifold, both are in some sense the same
thing. Personally I would look for interesting, complex worlds which could
be extended, a bit like the scenario in _Permutation City_.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y