RE: The Dazzle Effect: Staring into the Singularity

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 19:42:04 MDT

Eliezer wrote

> If the Moon were made of computronium instead of green cheese I doubt
> it would take so much as a week for me *or* Eugene Leitl to wake it up,
> if it didn't wake up before then due to self-organization of any noise
> in the circuitry.

It stands to reason that if either you or Eugene could accomplish this,
then so could many lesser mortals (although it might take us longer).
Could you provide a general outline of what you'd do, exactly, to
cause the computronium to "wake up"? I'm skeptical you see---it would
seem to me to require an incredible balancing act to keep the entity
on track.


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