On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 5:18 PM, benjayk <benjamin.jaku...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > > Jason Resch-2 wrote: >> >> I've posted this link before, and it is a long read, but I think it is a >> great piece which shows what technology ultimately can accomplish: >> http://frombob.to/you/aconvers.html > > I like the story. > > In my opinion it potrays advanced beings too much like human beings with > more possibilities. But this is hard or impossible to avoid, as we can > potray no concrete scenario that is totally unlike everything we know, > anymore than worms can imagine human experience, obviously. > > I don't believe advanced beings will play around more or less aimlessly. > They will have a very clear idea of what they want and how to achieve it. > Why would you play roleplaying games that virtually set you back into the > past for some time, if you can constantly creatively self-improve in a way > that your very next experience will be mindblowingly different and better > and more insightful than your current one?
Another good story along these lines is Cory Doctorow and Benjamin Rosenbaum's "True Names". http://craphound.com/?p=2021 "Here's the first installment of a podcast reading of a new novella that I co-wrote with Hugo- and Nebula-nominee Benjamin Rosenbaum. The story's a big, 32,000-word piece called "True Names" (in homage to Vernor Vinge's famous story of the same name), and it involves the galactic wars between vast, post-Singularity intelligences that are competing to corner the universe's supply of computation before the heat-death of the universe." Rex -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.