Re: Octupi uplift: Another Reply to Sandberg

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 08:17:46 -0500

Twink wrote:
> At 03:58 PM 11/19/97 +0100, Anders Sandberg <>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,
> >anyone?)
> 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.

take this message and replace "they" (octopi) with "computer nerd".
Notice anything?

> Truly,
> Daniel Ust

			Michael Lorrey
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