Re: Psi and Science Fiction

Eugene Leitl (
Thu, 5 Aug 1999 17:51:40 -0700 (PDT)

Why go to such lengths for such a meager return? Magic is (rather too) easy in artificial reality. Most of constraints (i.e. slowing down the time base and management of computational resources) will be of co-evolutionary origin.

David Lubkin writes:
> With brain-computer linkage, we get telepathy and empathic psi.
> Add utility fog (or equivalent) and we get telekinesis and fire-starting.
> With assemblers and disassemblers, we get teleportation (albeit really slowly).
> Any sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic...