Re: Monades

From: Nick Tarleton (
Date: Fri Apr 25 2008 - 06:11:09 MDT

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 5:02 AM, Stuart Armstrong
<> wrote:
> What, you don't see the immediate relevance of French rock to this
> discussion? :-)
> Sorry, picked up that term from somewhere (one of Nick Bostrom's
> paper). By monade I mean some variant of one-world-government, a
> situation in which one reasonably coherent entity can take decisions
> for the entire planet (the monade is often visualised to be the first super AI).
> Just like a cartel, such a situation can get rid of competition... at
> least until we find alien monades.

I don't know where you got "monade". Bostrom uses "singleton":

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