Re: advantages of uploading (was Re: re [2]: What is "New Age"? )

Hara Ra (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 01:12:25 -0700

Hal Finney wrote:

> This is too bad, because actually in most ways the quality of life will
> be worse for the super-fast brain. From the brain's point of view, it
> is as though the rest of the world is slowed down by a huge factor.
> Everything will be slow - computers, communication, any manipulation of
> the physical world.

This presumes that the upload does not have control of its clock rate.
If I as an upload want to do something which involves real time delays,
I can suspend myself until the delay is over, eliminating the subjective
experience of everything "out there" being really really slow.

If I want to use the resources instead of sitting in "wait states" I can
always initiate or fork various versions of myself with can then wait
for thousands of different real time projects. Of course there will be
joins as well as the various tasks are completed.

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