Re: The Singularity

Bryan Moss (
Fri, 17 Jul 1998 17:41:35 +0100

'gene wrote:

> Assuming, 2098 is PostSingularity you can only
> safely exclude anything not in accordance with
> physical laws, but given what little we know
> this set of constraints is not very stringent.
> Of course if we run into saturation it might
> turn out your predictions are accurate, after
> all. Point is, we can't tell yet what actually
> happens.

If a post-Singularity entity is capable of anything within the laws of physics (damn bottlenecks) wouldn't it already have to be the most efficient information processor possible? Otherwise you could say that we are capable of anything within physical law (i.e. I can build a jupiter brain if I just evolve jupiter brain building swirly things out of the top of my head).