Re: Genius dogs

Hara Ra (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 22:29:11 -0700

Hal Finney wrote:
> Nicholas Bostrom writes:
> > If we take a human brain and simply speed it up enough, will it be a
> > superintelligence? Would a dog brain be?
> We had some debate on this issue before, in June, 1996, in the more
> conventional terms of whether the insights of a genius could ever be
> achieved by a normal (or somewhat subnormal) person, given enough time.
> I argued that they could not, that no matter how long or how hard an
> average person thought about the problem, they would not come up with
> the theories of general relativity or quantum mechanics.

I recall commenting dogmatically that running 6 x 10^23 canines would
result in a molardog machine....

Perhaps, presuming VAAAAST resources, we just set up a lot of dogs,
runways and dishes of dog food - the dogs running back and forth
simulate neural impulses, the filling of the dishes change the synaptic
weights, and we use this machine to host an upload. Perhaps a tibetan


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