Re: Don't Forget To Upload The ENS

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 11:49:40 MDT

>From: Anders Sandberg <>

>That said, the enteric nervous system is pretty cool. It seems to
>have some learning abilities and might even have limited pattern
>recognition for different food types. It is crammed with
>transmittor substances (if you can find a substance used there,
>then it is usually used in the brain too) despite having a fairly
>simple worm-like layout.

The ENS is very complicated, and like other complicated things is
pretty buggy too. It seems to have evolved poorly since it lacks
certain basic failsafes as anyone with GERD can tell you.

>When uploading, it might help to make the virtual body feel normal
>if you upload the enteric system.

Nah, (see above) I want the new and improved 4.0 version.


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