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Comment Re:Seriously? No Vinge references? (Score 1) 204

Machine Intelligence? I too was surprised that no one in the Slashdot crowd has mentioned the possibility of this being a Machine Intelligence world. SciFi writers have speculated that diamond structures/networks would be the most efficient environment for computing. When MIs emerge (I don’t like the term AI – if it is intelligent there is nothing artificial about it), the ultimate ecosystem would be a diamond planet. Obligatory Wiki Refs: The Science - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen-vacancy_center The Speculation - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrioshka_brain The SciFi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computronium Any obligatory Simpsons Quotes?

The rule on staying alive as a program manager is to give 'em a number or give 'em a date, but never give 'em both at once.

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