Enkidu Class Gametophyst
A virch created for the purpose of developing and selecting a single, candidate, virtual personality suitable to form the noetic core of a (typically hyloid) high toposophic organism.
Enkidu nodes specialize in the use of the "Heroic Quest" memetic construct as a fitness criteria [see "Constraint Based Personality Modeling" Goric/779 et al.]
All known Enkidu implementations conform to an Erbagoos-Cylliw classification as follows:
HARDNESS: 89 (limited special causality)
DIFFERENCE: 10 (pre-industrial, Terran environment)
ABSTRACTION: 2 (very concrete with special allowances)
RESOLUTION: 90 (very high resolution, undetectable simulation)
Enkidu computing substrates are typically isolated and well guarded. Little information is available on physical implementation, and there are no confirmed observations by near-baselines. Occasional, recorded virch snapshots have appeared at times as examples of Perfect Art and as autobiographical commentary by Enkidu-born sophonts.
Text by Bill Glover
Initially published on 10 September 2003.