Re: Hacking the Kernel

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 11:20:26 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 23 Oct 1996, Crosby_M wrote:

> In _Mind Children_ (one of the appendixes, I think), Hans Moravec
> provides a model of the universe as a spherical gas bubble where time
> runs more slowly toward the center, due to increased mass and gravity,
> while interactions speed up towards the periphery due to higher
> frequencies.

A slight clarification: he was talking about the fourier transform of the
universe, not "the real thing" (which he modelled as a spherical
spacetime with gas?).

> Moravec suspects that we live in the (Slow-Zone?) 'V world', where
> volume or space dominates our activities, but there may be more advanced
> entities dwelling in the 'F world' transform (Transcend?) of our
> universe where frequency dominates:

This fits in with platonic materialism (which HM accepts), and Greg
Egan's ideas in _Permutation City_. Advanced life may exist in a
distributed fashion across the entire span of spacetime, moving towards
the (distributed) regions where transcendence is possible.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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