Re: poly: Egan's Diaspora

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Thu Mar 19 1998 - 12:54:27 PST

Anders Sandberg writes:
>... my idea is that we
>should expect convergence in all areas where the physical world places
>the same constraints and divergence in unconstrained areas.

Can't constraints come from other areas of our understanding besides
physics? Our understanding of the nature of computers should constrain
possible future computers, our understanding of the nature of inference
should constrain future inference behavior, and our understanding of
the nature of social coordination should contraint future societies.

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Thu Mar 19 20:57:35 1998

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