Re: Postmortem on L5 (part 2)

From: derek gatherer (
Date: Mon 05 Jul 2004 - 13:06:32 GMT

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    --- derek gatherer <> wrote:
    > Trivially easy, outlaw it, then it probably won't
    > happen. If the worst comes to the worst, delcare
    > 'war-on-singularity' and just carpet bomb it into
    > the
    > Stone Age.

    That does sound horribly flippant. The more serious point I am actually driving at is that governments in the main can and do control scientific research, simply because they are the main funders. If they perceive that Moore's Law will destroy them, they'll simply cut funding on processor development research.

    In any case, I think that there are problems in any case with the concept. The infinite computing power = infinite knowledge idea assumes that all knowledge is a product of computational processes. What about Goedel???

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