Re: GA intelligence experiment = us?

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 12:26:02 MDT

Emlyn wrote:

> Here's a very silly idea.
> You know how we like to speculate that we might not perceive "real" reality,
> that in fact we might be software in some SI's sim? Imagine instead that we
> are running on some very slow being's hardware (not exactly SI, but
> advanced), as an autocatalytic feedback doover thingy. A universe sim with
> the ability to kickoff life. The point of this being that they are trying to
> build an SI in a box, to do their bidding. Not a bad job, they are almost
> successful!

Have you read _Microcosmic God_ by Theodore Sturgeon (1941)? It presents this
with "us" as the "slow" beings. The anticipation of nanotechnology in this
story is remarkable.


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