A little ditty I came across during one of my manic internet search sessions:
2º What's the difference between a subjectively perfect simulation of an emotion and a subjetivecly perfect "reality" of an emotion?
3ª Do you think that reality is superdeterministic, then? How can exist free will in that scenario? Only way around that problem that I can think of is postulating the existence of strong emergence properties in complex systems
Also: the problem of apparent quantum uncertainty, which can act as that randomizing effect you are talking about
4ºUmmm...superintelligent in what sense? Mathematically? Socially? Technologically? Emotionally?
Are you thinking in God, V.A.L.I.S, Jane (Ender's, of course)? Or Cassanova, maybe?
By the way, are you a sci-fi nutty, like myself? Just curiosity
If so, can you recomend me some fine reading that have some connections to these issues?
Some of my favourites, albeit dated, are :
Snow Crash/Diamond age, N. Stephenson
Schismatrix/ Distracction, B. Sterling
Fairyland, P. McAuley
Some old sagas like Hyperion Cantos/Dune saga
Almost all from Charlie Stross (who on a side note, confessed me by email that he is an old b/tard, lol)
5ºShort answer: yep
Have you read Promethea, from A. Moore?...it has an awfull lot to do with this, or any of his rants about the "ideaspace"
6ª I can't see how. By almost definition, advanced societies care for the weak, which effectively invalidates darwinist selection.
Indeed, people in most developed countries reproduced less, and inside developed countries, succesful people have fewer children (measuring succes in a monetary/intelectual way, as is the case nowadays...)