Re: Meme trace: origin of "Jupiter-sized brains"? (fwd)

Anders Sandberg (
17 Aug 1999 16:03:07 +0200

"Robert J. Bradbury" <> writes:

> I would suggest that Anders review the letters I reference. I suspect
> he may have replaced Perry with Keith in his mind (which we should all
> take notice of, since if true, it may be one of those rare errors
> [~once per millennium] to have occured in his computronium matrix :-))

I stand corrected. Ouch, now I have to dissipate 40 kTln2 J to do error correction :-)

I'll fix it on my website when it is updated (poor Michael, my hired updater, was found in a corner when I got home from Extro gibbering "The links! The links! Oh the horror!" :-).

> > I guess Stapledon was the first author to suggest a planet-sized mind,
> > but then again, he was first with a lot of things.
> I believe that Dyson has suggested that Stapledon may have known about
> and even borrowed from some of K. Tsiolkovsky's ideas. I've only got
> a little of Tsiolkovsky's work on line at this point and haven't had
> time to read the Stapledon works yet so I can't comment much one way
> or the other.

Did Tsiolkovsky go beyond the merely trans-human level of people in his writings?

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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