Re: >H soft incremental uploads

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 12:58:42 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 14 Aug 1996, Hara Ra wrote:

> A variation on this is to incrementally grow an interface to a standard
> "socket" into which varied premanufactured neural nets may be attached. I
> imagine a kind of "Tower Records" store which has thousands of neural nets
> available for almost any purpose, just like music CDs. It also simplifies
> unistalling, just unplug the chip.... BTW, I recall something on this topic
> in Neuromancer....

Sounds a bit like the shop described in Egan's short story "Axiomatic"
where you can buy beliefs, personalities and computer games.

Unfortunately it isn't obvious how to implement it practically.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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