Re: The Unfathomable

Anders Sandberg (
02 Nov 1999 19:51:28 +0100

"M. E. Smith" <> writes:

> I don't find it hard to imagine an advanced SI
> with a brain the size of a planet thinking,
> analyzing, constructing and testing mental
> models, expending the energies of whole stars,
> for countless terateraflops, trying to understand
> the universe, why it's here, and ultimately giving
> up, realizing it'll never know, and at that moment
> feeling a great awe.

I don't find it hard to imagine the SI one day realizing "Aha! So that is how it all works..." and then feeling a bit of dissapointment (it was rather trivial when you think about it) which quickly turns into the determination of creating something better, something more interesting.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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