Re: Replay to Jason that bounced

From: Jason <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 03:43:38 -0000

On Apr 19, 9:46 pm, Russell Standish <> wrote:
> > and state of the
> > art psuedo random number generates have more output than the amount of
> > information contained in any single branch of this multiuniverse so it
> > should be possible to algorithmically create strong AI which uses
> > PRNG.
> How so? The amount of information generated by a PRNG is less than the
> number of bytes required to encode it. That is a simple consequence of
> algorithmic information theory.

What I mean is that the period (number of outputs before repition) of
some Pseudo random number generators is so massive that to store it
would require more particles than exist in the observed universe. In
the case of the Mersenne twiser (
) can be up to 2^132049-1.

I very much liked your idea of genetic algorithms/genetic programming
being the root of creative processes; I came to a similar conclusion
after reading about John Koza's results, in particular his creation of
a computer program which produced patentable inventions.

Another part of the book where I had the feeling of total agreement,
and surprise to see mentioned, was the chapter about the continuation
of an observer's consciousnes in the multiverse through waking up to
find oneself an uploaded mind of a transhuman (or even a transalien
for that matter).


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Received on Fri Apr 20 2007 - 23:43:52 PDT

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