Re: Living Forever

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 12:41:19 MDT

Jim Fehlinger wrote:
> I remember seeing somebody (I'm pretty sure it was Eliezer)
> comment that, as far as human personalities are concerned,
> there's probably only a surprisingly small number (on the
> order of a million, I think was the offered guess) of distinct
> human memetic "types".

Actually, what I said was that if you mapped human personalities into a
configuration space, there'd probably be relatively tight clustering, and
that the number of clusters would probably be a million or fewer. That's
just a guess, BTW. I'd also add that the number of *large* clusters would
probably be a thousand or fewer.

Your paraphrasing is acceptable, so back to the program.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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