Message #3245

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Visualizing Hyperobjects
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:40:35 -0800

You don’t need evidence for what is possible in future AI. Evolution is
endlessly clever. What I think we should not do is assume that something
evolved for one purpose can be easily repurposed to be good at something
else. I don’t doubt that Rucker had some interesting experiences in the
direction of 4D visualization, but I think that labeling it as such is a
stretch and even a disservice. My guess is that a better term for his
experience is "intuition".

On 11/25/2015 11:47 AM, [4D_Cubing] wrote:
> It looks to me that smart people are skeptical and careful to make
> claims. That is good. I don’t think I have evidence to support my
> claim that future AI will be able to live in environment with higher
> dimensions. My premise is that everything is information so there is
> no limit to the dimensions AI would be able to visualize. I don’t know
> about humans though. In the book The Fourth Dimension, Rucker mentions
> he was able to visualize 15 minutes of 4D space in 15 years. I don’t
> know how close he was from actually visualizing higher dimensions. I
> can only understand some concepts and that is okay with me.
> __._,_.__