I think I've been taking infomorphs for granted. I've never run an infomorph before and now that I'm building my first they seem to be mechanically problematic.
If a digital ego, say; what's encoded in your cortical stack, is just a neural map of the axon's, dendrite's connections and the respective potential or 'weight' of each. Then how is that expressed as an informorph on the mesh. There would need to be some translation/emulation software because the data itself is not a mind without a brain in the way that an mp3 is not a song without a media player.
So, the ego needs additional software to run, probably at a minimum software that emulates every function of a cyber brain, meaning an infomorph is an actual morph.
And there must be a physical component as, software needs hardware to run. I like the idea of distributed processing on the mesh, everyone shares their unused clock cycles. But, I'm skeptical that this would be a good idea for running my ego. I'd want to own and control, or at least lease the processor and memory that allows me to exist. That seems to violate my preconceived notion of a consciousness flitting freely about the mesh, inhabiting public devices and accessing any public spime i want. There may be some range issues in that I can only access things that are within wyfi range of my hardware. There's also the issue of jumping from system to system. Every time I transfer myself to a different system I'm essentially creating an Alpha Fork. I know that can't be right but I don't see how else it would work.
so, the ego needs hardware, and it would be best to own that hardware but that limits mobility severely and transfering to different hardware is the same as forking.
Another problem that bugs me is the fact that an Infomorph or an ego running around the mesh is really vulnerable when compared to a cyberbrain or a real brain. It seems that you'd have no more protection to your personality files and memories than what might be offered by the firewall of the hardware you happen to inhabit. No -30 cyberbrain hacking modifier, no protection from viruses or malware than what you can provide with your own Infosec skill.
Finally, where do I keep my luggage? I'd like to have a muse, lifelog, utility programs, skillsofts, narcoalgorithms, ect. Guess I just upload them to the "cloud" with the rest of myself.
How has this worked for you?
Mea Culpa: My mode of speech can make others feel uninvited to argue or participate. This is the EXACT opposite of what I intend when I post.