Re: singularity and exi-GIMPS team

Spike Jones (
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 20:46:26 -0700

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Spike, you're not in my kill file.

Im not? Now I feel self conscious when I post goofiness, knowing that the more serious crowd is reading. I have been trying to cut down on kookiness, you may have noticed. {8-]

> Yes, distributed computing advances the Singularity.

OK, do you consider GIMPS worthwhile as a starting point or seed crystal? We have a small team now, so after I get done here I need to start organizing that. ExI GIMPSers, watch for instructions in the next few days. If not GIMPS, then what?

> I don't know of anyone here who's working on
> AI/neural-net stuff that runs distributed...

Eliezer, thats why god has given us you. Im not enough of a software guru to even start, but I figure I can help supply raw materials (interconnected computers, on all the time, with idle CPUs 99.999% of the time) for those who are. Shane Brubaker has some ideas. Im encouraged to get with it. And who knows, one of us *might* win the EFF hundred grand. {8^D spike