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

Chris Hind (
Mon, 30 Sep 1996 13:26:48 -0700

At 16:29 9/30/96 +0200, you wrote:
>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.

I realize, I was talking about designs for city structures in the real world
and environment designs in upload VR.

>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).

Yes and I want to know people's fantasy worlds or what type of environment
they'd like to live in. The latter dealt with designs for city structures in
the real world.

>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.

Of course things will be completely different but why not fantacize (sp?)
now and use our creativity to come up with some good ideas on general design
themes so that we can begin building our worlds right after we're uploaded
having already thought the design through and as we get closer we can add to
it and make it more vivid? Also you meantion loss of time. What do you mean
loss of time? The singularity is right around the corner and you or I can do
nothing to stop it even if we wanted to. What could stop the singularity?
Hire a hitman to take out Eric Drexler? Traces of Terminator 2.