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(11-13-2016, 09:12 AM)Rynn Wrote: Very true there are a bunch of ways Bob could have got the issue solved faster but this scenario is focused on him learning the relevant knowledge and integrating the relevant skills. Skill modules have two modes (that I could probably do with naming better in the article), one in which they puppet the person to get the job done and one where they slowly merge with the person so that they innately acquire the skill. The second was what Bob was doing.

Fair enough. I thought that might be the case (as mentioned in my earlier post), but wasn't sure. Just wanted to note that this wasn't the 'only' option available to Bob and that, as with so much of the later setting, it comes down to a matter of choice.

(11-13-2016, 09:12 AM)Rynn Wrote: Also the key features that make it a later setting example are how Bob is experiencing IA.

I wasn't actually questioning whether Bob was a later setting example - just that it felt incomplete to me and did not fully encompass all the options available to Bob (and that might not be known about by all readers of the thread, who might conclude that what was described was the only option for Bob). However, since part of the scenario is that Bob is deliberately limiting his options due to personal preference and similar reasons, that issue goes away.

(11-13-2016, 09:12 AM)Rynn Wrote: EDIT: great story btw, I don't think I've read it before. It prompts a thought that "intelligence amplification" arguably overlaps heavily, but not completely, with "productivity amplification". The latter being any technology that boosts productivity, this may coincide with intelligence (such as a lateral thinking exoself module making one faster at solving riddles) but in many cases has no relation to it (like the mental link Shen has to her gardening bots). In the case of some of the tech we've discussed in this thread the distinction may be as subtle as ones personal settings, e.g: do you solve a problem by having your exoself do it for you or do you merge with the relevant skill modules and "do it yourself". From an external, black box perspective there may be no difference. But from a personal experience and personality shaping perspective the choice could be significant.

Thanks! Smile

Agreed on all points here. I would suggest that whether or not one has the exoself do it or 'learns' in the process may be impacted by such factors as personality and personal belief, how often one does a particular task, whether or not one enjoys doing the task at the time, and various limits that may apply in terms of available processing power and other hardware, side effects and personality changes (ranging from annoying to dangerous), cultural custom and law, and so forth.

The other side of this coin (and just to complicate matters) is that OA tech also allows a sophont to literally 'change their mind' if they want to and are willing to accept potential personality changes and such. In other words, they can make themselves enjoy doing something if they want to.

It occurs to me that a major part of the weirdness of OA from a RL perspective is tied up in the sheer amount of morphological freedom available to its inhabitants and all that it implies.

Hmm.

Todd
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The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-11-2016, 01:43 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-11-2016, 01:50 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-11-2016, 01:59 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-11-2016, 02:39 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-11-2016, 05:26 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by stevebowers - 11-11-2016, 09:17 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-12-2016, 06:35 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2016, 01:40 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by selden - 11-12-2016, 10:57 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2016, 01:46 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 04:04 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-13-2016, 08:59 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 05:56 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 08:50 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-13-2016, 09:12 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-14-2016, 01:39 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Avengium - 11-14-2016, 09:48 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-14-2016, 09:52 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-15-2016, 12:39 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by QwertyYerty - 11-15-2016, 01:01 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-15-2016, 01:18 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-16-2016, 06:14 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-15-2016, 10:34 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by selden - 11-16-2016, 08:47 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-16-2016, 01:00 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by stevebowers - 11-16-2016, 09:10 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Jordanes - 09-21-2019, 08:53 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 09-23-2019, 11:03 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-17-2016, 06:18 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-17-2016, 06:22 AM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Drashner1 - 11-17-2016, 01:08 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Bear - 11-17-2016, 01:41 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by Rynn - 11-17-2016, 07:33 PM
RE: The minds of enhanced people - by stevebowers - 09-24-2019, 08:44 PM

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