Re: META: To my fellow Extropians

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 05:50:23 MDT

On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 01:12:28PM +0100, scerir wrote:
> In a perfect collective Intelligence the *local* utility (function)
> must be initialized, and updated, without centralized control,
> so that as the "neurons" improve their utilities, *global* utility
> also improves.
> But, for a perfect collective intelligence, an additional condition
> is required: that the "neurons" do not frustrate each other
> as they attempt to increase their utilities !
> (That's why the human economy is not a collective intelligence).

But are perfect collective intelligences relevant? What is needed is
good enough collective intelligences, not perfection.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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