Whole Brain Emulation and the Evolution of Superorganisms

@inproceedings{Shulman2012WholeBE,
  title={Whole Brain Emulation and the Evolution of Superorganisms},
  author={Carl Shulman},
  year={2012}
}
Many scientists expect the eventual development of intelligent software programs capable of closely emulating human brains, to the point of substituting for human labor in almost every economic niche. As software, such emulations could be cheaply copied, with copies subsequently diverging and interacting with their copy-relatives. This paper examines a set of evolutionary pressures on interaction between related emulations, pressures favoring the emergence of superorganisms, groups of… CONTINUE READING

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