Re: Uploading to ACTUAL DNA-Based Neuronetwork?
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 07:54:14 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 15 Jun Anders Sandberg responds to my question:

>Am I talking about about DNA computing? ... equivalent to
Turing-computability. It might not look like bits/bytes and machines, but it
is the same thing....

Anders, Yes, DNA computing sounds correct... I'm a lay person on this
subject so I don't know what Turing-computability is either... I will
research the Web page you referred to-- thanks. What I'm really wondering is
if there is a way for the Extropian user community to upload their ACTUAL
brain DNA to a "DNA computer network" (or Chemical computer), where their
brains would be networked through say actual DNA "axons" as to provide a
"collective brain bank"-- where the whole is greater than the sum of the

And if so, would such a system have the same theoretical advantages of
"small scale and massive parallelism" and limitation by "diffusion speeds,
the amount of mass you can handle (combinatorial explosions)", that you spoke
of, or are AI and bit/byte based machines/neuronets a better solution for
bringing into fruition the "Extropian Brain Uploading" theory, that everyone
has been discussing the past several days?
Greg Mandanis