High performance computing of possible minds

Soenke Ziesche, Maldives National University
Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville


It has been shown that the space of possible minds is vast, actually infinite. Intellectology is a new field of study, which examines in more detail features of possible minds. Among the many open and unexplored questions in this field is the following: "Which activities can minds perform during their lifetime?" This question is very broad, thus our contribution here addresses the sub-question "Which non-boring activities can minds perform?" This issue is ethically relevant for human minds if the predicted significant extension of our lifetime materializes and we are then potentially challenged how to spend this additional time. The space of potential non-boring activities has been called "fun space." We analyze the relation between various types of minds and the portion of the fun space, which is accessible for them. As a novel result, we demonstrate that human minds can experience two types of fun when transforming information to knowledge: novelty fun and process fun.