Re: computronium prime-oxide

Mike Linksvayer (
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 16:25:55 -0800

Spike Jones wrote:
> primes may not turn everyone on. what if distributed task background
> computing became popular. what else could you think of to use all
> that idle computer time? spike

Ever since reading Vernor Vinge's "True Names" I've thought a distributed artificial intelligence would be one of the neatest things one could do with distributed computing (the "Mailman" from the aforementioned story was a distributed AI that got its name because it answered questions slowly, as if by post).

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