Octupi uplift: Another Reply to Sandberg

Twink (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 19:16:42 -0500 (EST)

At 03:58 PM 11/19/97 +0100, Anders Sandberg <asa@nada.kth.se>wrote:
>> So, in this case, the thing to do might be to increase the
>> connections between lobes.
>> Of course, I am assuming here that more connections = smarts.
>Not certain, but it might be useful to try. I would also add some
>extra lobes for high level integration, maybe even a computer-brain
>interface (why not start by giving them net access? talk.soc.octopi,

Extra lobes or integrating lobes? Why not try both?

As for computer interface, I say let's keep it simple at first.

>> It would also be exciting to uplift them since
>> they are so different from us. I imagine the ideas/experiences they/we could
>> share would be fantastic/near-mind-shattering to us/them.
>They have an excellent visual system and a beautiful texture-shifting
>capability. I think they would develop some very interesting art.

But the pro-language crowd would point out that they are generally
nonsocial animals which might make trade/communication difficult.
Problem for another post.


Daniel Ust