Re: Is the brain a serial processor?

Robert J. Bradbury (
Fri, 10 Sep 1999 00:59:20 -0700 (PDT)

Oh my god....

On Thu, 9 Sep 1999, Carol Tilley wrote:

> I wrote:
> > Oh, oh, I think this is Eliezer's, "unconscious congnition" raising
> > its ugly head.
> I don't know. I would assume you are referring to Wilken's endorsement of
> Luck.

No, I was actually refering to a separate thread involving Eliezer and someone (Elizabeth/Carol/??? -- my mind is losing coherence at this time) commenting on Eliezer's putative oxymoron about "unconcious cognition".

> However, the time-stamps (see above) acknowledge your uncanny ability
> to reply to a post prior to its _conception_. <grin>

Yes, thank you, bowing to the audience. Anders under a pledge of non-disclosure (not to say a bribe of 3.94 * 10^8 stars worth of energy resources) has divulged this method to me.

I am looking forward, with immense anticipation, to the day when Eliezer looks into the bowels of his transcendent AI and sees my face staring out at him.... :-)

> And here I had concluded that unconscious cognition might involve a
> two-faced head whose axis lay on the border of parallel universes.

I think this image takes me over the edge of the intersection between retro-legends and magic physics. Aaaaaaaaahhhhh......

> And I thought, perhaps, we could ask Tipler if we could use the hand-crank
> to start up the cylinder again.

Only if your desire is to resurect a huge number of *irrational* people.

> And they thought that 9999 was an indicator for at-risk computational
> systems!

Nope, the at-risk computational systems are those that attempt to self-evolve without a backup copy.

Dancin on the edge,