Ask A Genius 255 – Blobs of Information Processing

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Ask A Genius 255 – Blobs of Information Processing

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

August 10, 2017

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Rick Rosner: So you can imagine two centuries from now, it’s impossible to predict, but you can imagine large blobs, large agglomerations of information processing machinery. Whatever comes after, you’ve got mega, then you have Giga, then you have Tera, then you have Peta and Femto, take that another three or four prefixes, or five prefixes, you know whatever stands for ten to the I don’t know, twenty seventh? Calculations per second.

Machinery that can do that many calculations per second, but in a shared way that kind of acts like consciousness. One blob squaring off against an equally powerful blob, just to hold onto their section of the world’s information processing real estate.

And you can imagine people living in those things. In cyber worlds, because it’s just cheaper to live there, because there’s preservation there. If the blobs are durable and you can store yourself, multiple copies of yourself in case of mishap or foul play.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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