Re: Posthuman

Prof. Jose Gomes Filho (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 15:32:16 +0000

> From: Anders Sandberg <>
> On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Prof. Jose Gomes Filho wrote:
> > Well, variable chromogeometry (or, extending,
> > functional-chromogeometry...) could include also fuzzy, Mandelbrot,
> > etc. geometries... (including a possible telepresence...)
> Hmm, this gave me a truly bizarre idea: if somebody has a
> high-resolution chromophorous skin and a net link, it might be
> possible to use it as a kind of videophone. Imagine talking to a
> small face on your palm...

**** or directly in the eyes... (something like that glasses tv
set that was shown once at Discovery...)

> > A suitable question is if it would be adopted, in the future,
> > something like a hardware sharing... or we'll choose continue
> > being individuals. (The talk is getting really crazy...)
> Crazy? Hardly, at least not on this list. The normals all believe we
> are nuts anyway. :-) (*)

*: gaussians... normals are ourselves...

> Hardware sharing is an interesting idea, especially if we upload
> ourselves and link up to different bodies for different tasks. I have
> already suggested Hertz Body Rental, where you can lease cloned
> bodies during your vacation.
-- didn't bear ...laughed a
lot ...

> I can also imagine future teenagers
> asking their parents for the keys to the body...
just the "porno" (sexual) "tools" (hehehe).
Indeed, if weren't such "tools", I suppose we would become just
great hyperdimensional shining coloured round eyes...

> However, I think most people are so used to the idea of being
> individuals that they will not share hardware and would find other
> forms of existence somewhat frightening ("yes, I was a part of a
> group-mind when I was younger. Typical teenage rebellion...").
> > Another interesting possibility (but very dangerous and insecure yet)
> > in thinking about to create a super main processor where our
> > individualities would share the facilities. Don't know if it would be
> > good or bad, but the natural tendency would be the unification of all
> > the universe in just one counscious living organism, with various
> > "selfimages" that would be ourselves in better forms... Something
> > better that the ancient religious "God" imagination (or
> > selfprojection...)
> I'm not sure I follow you how sharing the same processor would lead
> to a merger.

**** maybe a parallel one, with a really hypergeometric
architecture....without loosing completely the local management...

> A more likely model would be a huge "processor hotel",
> where infomorphs live in well protected memory areas. Merging minds
> is tricky...

**** protected even via hardware...for guaranteeing system's global
integrity (and, of course, our ... case of viruses...
hehe... since infopromiscuity will certainly become a real

> > Gomes, M.Sc. ("M"ad "Sc"ientist ... joking...)
> Only half joking...

*****Agree!!!! And hope will be a M. D. (hahaha) (joking, I am more
to a Ph.D... - "Ph"renetic ... the nearest meaningful word I've

> Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!


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