Monday, April 16, 2007

The Mechanical Universe

Artificial intelligences are fired off earth as humanity destroys itself.

Some are mediocre, many experimental ones. Emergent, super organism artificial life.

Fired off in all directions. Millions of primitive quantum processors, solar power.

Off into the darkness.

1 comment:

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“ what are you thinking about? I can tell you are thinking about something. “

“ I am not really sure. I’m just thinking about this and that, and I happened upon this idea. But I can’t really describe what the idea is. Strange isn’t it? “

“ you can’t describe what the idea is? I find that hard to believe. How can you not explain, describe something that you’re thinking of? This is nonsense. “

“ I would agree with you, except for the idea that I’m having right now. I mean, we have these… Ancient archaic words. Words like ‘ ambiguous ‘, ‘ abstract’. “

“ yes, I understand. These words existed in ancient times when our creators did not have the capacity to gather information about the universe in such a way that they could describe it in fine detail to another intelligence. They filled in these gaps with words that were imprecise and did not exactly describe what they were thinking. It is a great stretch of our imaginations to try to put ourselves in their place. But here you are talking to me saying that you’re experiencing an idea that is similar to this. Please, tried to describe to me more of this idea. “

“ by the very nature of this idea I find it extremely hard to convey any detail about it. Let me first start off by saying that it is the shape of a sphere. But not really a sphere, it is like halfway between a circle and a sphere. I know this sounds crazy, this must be what ambiguous is like. Remarkable. And… Amazing, I’m going to have to think about this for a while. Where did this idea come from? “