Re: >H soft incremental uploads

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 14:13:16 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 15 Aug 1996, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> Parallelism has always been a blind spot in the Western thinking, all the
> way since the antique philosophy. Only very rarely an intrinsically
> parallel algorithm is being uneasily contemplated, _as if the world was
> sequential_, and not vice versa :(( .
> How can we teach old programmers new tricks? How?

Maybe by training ecologists, animal trainers and entemontologists as
programmers? Genetic algorithms are not necessarily a superior solution,
but they help us get out of the old way of thinking. I recently read a
paper about a version of Tierra that evolved a simple form of parallel

> > development of the brain so that it grows further after birth (another
> > bottleneck [and a sick pun]). Perhaps development should be slowed
> Yeah, the birth channel. I never liked the amount of deformation
> happening to a baby during birth. Uck.

Interesting idea: Carnitine seems to help neuron metabolism, and prevents
cell damage to some extent if given before trauma. Maybe it should be
given to the mother/child before birth? Could lower the risk for nasty
brain damage and might even be nootropic.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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