Re: Programmed Ignorance, Uploading & Speed Limits

Chris Hind (
Sat, 21 Dec 1996 00:55:31 -0800

>Ever played 'Doom'? I know it's not real, but I've still spent days in
>that universe and had a lot of fun in the process. I can't prove that the
>universe I'm in now is 'real', but I still have fun here.

True you can still have fun but can you really use doom or quake as a
source of inspiration? This makes me interested in what inspires the many
artists on this list and what their 'creative needs' or environments would
be in an uploaded universe.

>> It would be very nearly impossible to
>> contact someone with a higher speed than you which means that the poor
>> would have a more difficult time climbing to the top and have to steal
>> timeslices.
>Actually it would be easier because the faster AIs could commuicate with
>several slow AIs simultaneously.

Yes but would they really want to? What would they have to offer that more
advanced uploaded beings wouldn't have access to? Another thing, I refer to
AIs as uploaded or digital beings because this helps present them as
'people' rather than 'processes'.
Chris Hind Upward, Outward, ACTION! (310-374-5543) Redondo Beach, CA
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