Re: Upload rehearsal?

Hara Ra (
Fri, 01 Nov 1996 23:37:19 -0800

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> I somewhat envy the protagonists in _Permutation City_, who have
> literally unlimited computing power...

As I recall, this was the part in Permutation City which didn't work for
me. The people uploaded into progressively more computationally complex
worlds, and convienently forgot that somewhere there was a physical
running all of this. If as an upload your "clock" is running ever more
slowly, you won't notice, so with limited physical hardware, a simulated
second of time might take a million physical years....

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