anhinga_anhinga (anhinga_anhinga) wrote,

Societies of mind in virtual reality

Assume that we do live in a virtual reality, as Nick Bostrom suggests:
Also assume Marvin Minsky's theory that a person is a Society of Mind.

Thinking about possible ways to implement a reality containing persons as societies of mind and assuming limited computational resources, it seems quite likely that the societies of mind of different people would share a lot of common mental processes, and that the overlap is higher between people, who interact a lot or share common history.

Among other things, this would shed some light onto mysterious instances of synchronicity -- interaction via shared subprocesses would be one of the possible reasons.
Tags: philosophy, synchronicity
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.