Re: Artificial Environment Compute Power

Terry Donaghe (
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 04:19:30 -0700 (PDT) wrote:
> In a message dated 98-08-06 16:14:34 EDT, you write:
> > Does not the fact that we can dream indicate that the compute
power of
> > our minds includes the compute power needed to run artificial
> > environment simulations? Does this not provide an existence proof
> > that realistic artificial environment simulations for uploaders
> > ultimately require relatively little compute power compared to the
> > uploaded mind?
> Great question! But do note how unreal most dreams seem and how the
> seem to come unraveled so easily . . .

How about the studies into lucid dreaming? I have had a few lucid dreams in which I was totally in control. It is very similar to what we think of as virtual reality. There are studies that seem to indicate that lucid dreaming can be learned. Those of you who have never experienced this might ought to look into it.


Terry Donaghe
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