Re: Near-Term Scenarios -- Nanotech

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 18 May 1998 12:08:56 +0000

At 05:09 PM 5/17/98 EDT, Greg wrote of Dan's:

>> I also believe that there is at least a chance that the availability of
>> nanotech-built massively parallel supercomputers will enable a path to
>> AI, which in turn could permit a nanotech control system that can enable
>> us to build complicated stuff. You appear to think this unlikely?

>Not necessarily unlikely, but definitely not certain. I agree that it will
>make HARDWARE cheap and progress in hardware very fast. However, I don't see
>the necessary link to the development of SOFTWARE.

The link is self-bootstrapping genetic algorithms of emerging orders of
complexity and power.

<waves hands airily>

Damien Broderick