Re: Analog vs. Digital AI (was fetal tissue)

Anders Sandberg (
06 Mar 1998 17:32:13 +0100

Eugene Leitl <> writes:

> On 6 Mar 1998, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > But remember, an upload can always escape by ftp-ing into the net to
> > another computer. "They seek it here, they seek it there..." :-)
> This would assume fiber bundles, the necessary bandwidth for a quick
> escape considered. Btw, line-of-sight laser links to LEO relays would seem
> a cheap & fast substitute for system-wide travel

How large bandwidth do you get in the laser to LEO? An upload would be
a sizeable packet of around 10^15 bytes or so, so it will take a while
to transmit.

(an amusing roleplaying scenario I ran had one player character as an
involuntary upload who managed to smuggle itself out of an isolated
system on a big pile of CD-ROMs :-)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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