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January 23, 2009


Well, we've at least gotten a few people into Earth orbit...

The Knome quote's OK, but it seems like things like that are part of the reason futurists/transhumanists are looked down on as technorapture nerds rather than taken seriously. *sigh*

Eliezer Yudkowsky has a blog post in which he references a Crazy Clover Club doujin...

My estimation of the probability that the universe or some powerful entity actively is trying to drive me to solipsism just went up by a factor of ten. Its still pretty low though.

A bit off topic, but a "quotes" post seemed as good a place as anywhere, so...

Anyways, it occurs to me that SPIN seems to be a nice little (perhaps fantasylike)depiction of the notion of intelligence as efficient optimization, seeking through a search space, applying optimization pressure, etc...

Why thank you, Andrew C, that was just the effect I was hoping for.

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