Re: Artificial Reality

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Jul 08 2001 - 16:06:29 MDT

I've been trying to figure out who the following TV interview is with.
Anyone have any clues?

WNYW 7/7/01 - 1:13 AM... Well, um, it's simple, really. It comes down to
failure--mine. I've sunk an enormous amount of r&d into the project, and so
far-- so far it hasn't produced the breakthrough we 'd hoped for. Could you
give me a quick summary again of the, uh, the project? Of course. The
project is an attempt to produce artificial intelligence using the process of
k-base. K-base? The best way to understand k-base is to imagine chaos theory
in a multidimensional arena. Ok, so whatever this is you're talking about,
it's some sort of supercomputer. No, no. Not at all. It's not a computer. It
would have existed in the world of computers in the same way that we exist in
the world of oxygen, but it would have been a fully independent entity, an
entity with the ability to think and to learn, a fully creative being. But in
a box. No, no, Mr. Aikens. We're the ones in the box. We're constrained by our
sacks of flesh. We're limited by our-- our eyes and our ears. Imagine
something different. Imagine an entity that can move at the speed of
lightning, can push its consciousness down any electronic pathway. The
internet would be its body. Its arms would reach from black river to chin...

K-base = MS Knowledge Base?

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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