Re: CHAT: Great Brains

Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 05:52:16 MST

In a message dated 3/27/2001 2:50:51 AM Eastern Standard Time,

<< Ah, "supplanters" sound a lot like Hans Moravec's Mind Children.
 I don't find anything particularly anti-extropian about supplanters.
 Do you?
 Stay hungry, >>
In Mind Children (which I stuck in my book bag, Sunday, which I took to work)
and Robot, conceivably, the Supplanters would have done the supplanting in a
snap! Then they might generate an intermediary (advocate) to communicate and
assist the newly, re-created Supplantees (versions 3,2,1) to get used to the
new situation. According to Moravec, it would be absolutely, trivial, for the
AI SI's to whip up a few dozen cyberworld's in which the oldster's could
'live' until they developed enough to ascend (a meritocracy). "You people get
over it! It's already done! Now, how about this nice little Middle Earth Sim,
easy controls on the Sauron and Balrog bots?"


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