The Mentifex Manifesto

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at freenet.Victoria.BC.CA
Mon Nov 25 09:52:16 EST 1996


1.  The genie has escaped from the bottle:  Web search "Mentifex".
2.  Obsessive curiosity races past the crawl of bourgeois science.
3.  -B V AI:  At worst, wasted bandwidth; at best, the dawn of AI.
4.  All nations have a right to share in the AI prosperity engine.
5.  All individual profit motives must yield to the public domain.
5.  Religions must confront the unconfrontable implications of AI.
7.  Your experience of the phenomenon of mentifex is the phenomenon.
8.  Each step taken on the path to the future redefines the pathway.
9.  The unknowable event approaches:  Singularity -- Omega Point.
X.  Human politics faces the existential danger of transhuman AI.


           There is a tide in the affairs of men,
           Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
           Omitted, all the voyage of their life
           Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

                
  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ The Transhuman Evolution of Mind  /^^^^^^^^^^^\
 /visual memory\           ________   semantic   /  auditory   \
|      /--------|-------\ / syntax \  memory    |episodic memory|
|      |  recog-|nition | \________/<-----------|------------\  |
|   ___|___     |       |      |flush-vector    |    ______  |  |
|  /image  \    |    ___V______V_  word-fetch   |   /      \ |  |
| / percept \<--|-->/ library of \--------------|->/ stored \|  |
| \ engrams /   |   \  concepts  / for thinking |  \ words  /   |
|  \_______/    |    \__________/  in language  |   \______/    |

http://www.newciv.org/Mentifex/ run periodic Mentifex Web search.
http://www.complex.com.pl/~venom/science.html  diaspora memetica.
Meme amok:  Delete this line.  Insert your URL.  Propagate virus.



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