Re: Recent Readings of List Members

Anders Sandberg (
04 Jan 1999 17:13:47 +0100

"Bryan Moss" <> writes:

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> >Diaspora and Luminious by Greg Egan. A posthuman novel and several
> >though-provoking stories.
> I recently read Diaspora, and as far as I could tell, Greg Egan
> would have us believe that future uploaded superintelligences will
> have the communication skills of social impaired eight-year-olds.

Well, none of them were that superintelligent.

A selection possibility: the communicative, reasonable superintelligent citizens were busy elsewhere and left the exploration of the universe (such a boring place) to the eight-year-olds in C-Z.

> ...and they made love.

But as the characters remarked, it was only an old tradition.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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