From: Mikko Rauhala (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 14:58:42 MDT
On Tue, 2003-04-29 at 23:27, Simon Gordon wrote:
> Indeed. I expect in the future, many beings will want brain implants
> (or additional software algorithms if they happen to be uploaded),
> which will block their knowledge and understanding of Tegmarks level
> IV multiverse - perhaps just for some temporary comfort and peace of
> mind, or perhaps it will be necessary in very advanced beings in order
> that they can remain sane while maintaining their useful mainstay
> emotions such as compassion and empathy.
I find it improbable that it would be necessary to restrict the
knowledge of minds in general in this manner, if they're otherwise
properly designed (or modified). I see no good reason for a mind to be
concerned about something ve positively cannot affect.
Of course some human(ish) minds, and perhaps others, would likely take
this route even if others were available.
-- Mikko Rauhala - firstname.lastname@example.org - <URL:http://www.iki.fi/mjr/> Transhumanist - WTA member - <URL:http://www.transhumanism.org/> Singularitarian - SIAI supporter - <URL:http://www.intelligence.org/>
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