RE: The Point of No Return (Story)

Anders Sandberg (
Wed, 25 Dec 1996 15:27:16 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 25 Dec 1996, Eugene Leitl wrote:

> Thanks a lot for your story, Anders. It resembles the new direction of
> Moravec's thinking more than a bit: he speaks of an transformation wave
> (phase transition, to the next vacuum) flooding back from the outer
> layers of the expanding noosphere light cone, overwhelming the "mindless
> depths" of the nucleation. He actually argues that it is has happened
> already, that, unawares, we have been transformed, way in the past.
> I do not see how this can be a scientific theory.

I have been doing some preliminary experiments with technosphere
simulations, and I'll see if one could model it. Currently I am looking
at the growth of diversity as the technosphere spreads; in my simplest
models wedges of different "cultures" evolve with rather sharp
boundaries; cultural interaction smooths them out (unless there is a
limit to information exchange set by how different they are).

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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