It's Cthulhu meets A Fire Upon the Deep!
One of the great unknowns with modern AI research is what the objectives / motives of more intellectual, logical, and powerful begins are.
The larger an entity is, the longer it takes for information to transfer across it. Hence, large things think slower (if you adhere to today's physics). One cool concept is for extreme computation ability at singularities / universal collapse. Having a being that takes advantage of that would be cool.
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A lot of people are afraid of the (teletransportation paradox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletransportation_paradox), which is where a teleporter breaks you down and then reconstructs you on the other side. Is that really you on the other end?
The promethean approach to AI integration somewhat avoids a similar conundrum - if you just scan your brain into an AI is the simulated brain still you?
For some reason people don't have as much of an issue with (slow transitions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus). If you slowly integrate yourself with a machine until you are all machine, perhaps there is no harm done. Maybe the Promethians have thought of this.Go to Comment