Re: Seeking extropian opinion: GIMPS vs SETI?

Anders Sandberg (
15 May 1999 15:49:43 +0200

Sasha Chislenko <> writes:

> Anybody has suggestions for distributed computations that
> would actually be useful?

Distributed genetic algorithms to try to find good solutions to problems? But the set of interesting problems with easily calculated fitness functions may be small; most of the really interesting problems (like AI or making good search agents) have rather diffuse fitness.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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