[extropy-chat] limits of computer feeling

Ricardo Barreira rbarreira at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 09:39:21 UTC 2007

That's obvious. Our future selves will probably have a lot of fun.

On 3/10/07, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> In animals, the maximum intensity of sensations is limited by various active
> and passive mechanisms, such as depletion of neurotransmitter, inhibitory
> neuron activity, and the total number of neurons available. If consciousness
> is Turing emulable, could we overcome such limits by increasing a parameter
> in the program or rewriting a few subroutines? If we could, it would mean
> that the intensity of pleasure or pain experienced by an AI could increase
> without bound.
> Stathis Papaioannou
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