From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 26 2006 - 18:32:30 MST
He gives a little more detail on this hypothesis of his here...
On the face of it, I don't see this as a particularly deep or exciting
or likely hypothesis. But I'd be willing to be convinced otherwise.
On 1/26/06, pdugan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From Chris' first online suicide note: "Oh and BTW, the mind is a maximum
> hypersurface and thought a trajectory on it and the amygdala and hippocampus
> are Hopf maps of it."
> Does this sentence contain a pearl that might prove useful to the AGI
> community? I think an expoundation from some of more math-savvy members of the
> list would be a fitting eulogy.
> Also, in my own twisted brain complex, I think its somewhat innovative to take
> the deliberation of suicide to the blog format. Its possible Chris is the
> first to blog on his own suicide, which would make him quite an innovator in a
> macabe poetic sense.
> Its a shame, we need as many genuises as we can get.
> >===== Original Message From Ben Goertzel <email@example.com> =====
> >I just emailed with Chris about 3 weeks ago and he appeared quite
> >excited about his ongoing collaborative work with the MindPixel
> >I am reminded of Extropian AI/collaborative-filtering/economic
> >theorist Sasha Chislenko's suicide about 6 years ago (though the two
> >individuals and their circumstances were very different, of course).
> >Any human death is sad, but it makes me particularly sad when an
> >interesting mind is eliminated due to unfortunate combinations of
> >life-circumstances and emotional neurochemicals. Arrrgghhh...
> >-- Ben G
> >On 1/26/06, David McFadzean <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Chris McKinstry of Mindpixel fame committed suicide on Jan 23.
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_McKinstry
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindpixel
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