Re: Uploaded memories

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 15:50:28 -0800 (PST) writes:

> Drexler is of course better known for his work on nanotech, but Mark
> Miller has continued to pursue these ideas quite actively and is
> currently involved in the construction of the E programming language.
> This is designed to provide secure communication and information sharing,
> a necessary prerequisite for agoric computational systems. Information is
> at

It seems to be a bit premature to extrapolate the nature of future mind ecologies from this paper.

Where there is such a discrepancy in replication speed of information patterns and the underlying physical computational substrate, early conflicts _will_ issue. Cooperation, yes, but predation, too. Lots of it.

What above coevolutionary soup simmering for gigayears will taste like, no one can currently know. A rich ecology might be a pale metaphor, but it's the best we currently have.

The best thing seems to find it out in person.