Re: Ideas for Worlds in post-uploading VR or city structures

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 16:29:02 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sun, 29 Sep 1996, Chris Hind wrote:

> I'm sure there must be a million fantasies out there of worlds people would
> like to live in post-uploading so lets hear some of them or perhaps cities
> constructed in the future. Maybe you'd like to live in an arcology towering
> above a Jurassic forrest or live in a ringworld? Remember to include ideas
> pertaining to genetic engineering, nanotech, ai, and space technologies.

Chris, uploading means to bekome God. Not god, but God. It means you
_define_ your own physics. The geometry of spacetime (or whatever you
use for spacetime), the properties of the objects (if any) it contains,
etc. etc.

This is way beyond wildest magick.

What is possible, is limited solely by your imagination, and the
computation/minimal signal latency constraints achievable. (The latter
only if you are concerned with efficiency reasons).

Trying to predict, how artificial reality will look like, which Beings it
will inhabit, and by which motivations these Beings will be driven
(economies?!) is quite quite a loss of time. Because artificial Beings
will be different.

Count on it.