Re: Lilliputian Posthumians

Emmanuel Charpentier (
Sun, 25 Oct 1998 13:17:57 +0000

christophe delriviere wrote:
> > Even when a point of view is false, when parts of it include
> > contrary
> > beliefs, lies, redundancies, it's far more richer than one unique set
> > of
> > beliefs. An example: when a society of persons hold a belief contrary
> > to
> > its goals or its happiness, it's better than one individual set in the
> >
> > same kind of beliefs.
> >
> > Manu.
> yes, but i've the idea that the global system of little AI will have
> only one global configuration at each time, this configuration result of
> the interactions of the "little AIs" with some kind of slow darwinian
> selection.
> the question is what is the most efficient : to give the whole a unique
> identity or give some kind of identities to a huge number parts of it?

About identity, and not going into the details of each entity knowledge, there might be nothing incompatible between a society of agents, each one with an identity, and the society behaving also with an identity... You turn it the way you like, the shift of resources between central and federal entities has to be worked out.