How to make a mind—part4
It took our universe between 13 and 14 billion years to make minds like our own. It took our planet 4.54 billion years, and life between 3 and 4 billion. What if we took a process we know can produce minds, namely evolution, and simulated it. Maybe, if we could zero in on the right factors, we could manage to create something like a mind in much less time.
Here’s a link to a documentary on the evolution of our species.
Here’s a link to a newsgroup FAQ that was one of the first references I found on the subject of simulating evolution in order to solve problems. It’s still there, and it’s still good.
As most methods of simulating evolution run on computers, I’ve started a series of blog posts on how computers compute. Here’s a link to the first of two whole posts that have been written to date.