[extropy-chat] cryonicist living life in reverse
eugen at leitl.org
Sun Mar 11 12:37:54 UTC 2007
On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 08:44:55AM +0000, Russell Wallace wrote:
> Of course, at least to outward observers. You would report what
> ever you report.
> It does not *necessarily* follow that you experience anything.
> Recall the horrible
> GLUT (Giant Lookup Table) which performs no computations but
The GLUT doesn't exist. There's not enough atoms in the universe
to build a GLUT for a bee. Lookup tables are quite useless as computation
goes, and of course simple sensorics->motorics mapping completely ignores
history, which is represented in the inner state. If your GLUT has no
inner state, it won't fool anybody.
> reports vived
> But the GLUT is not lying; it is, after all, nothing less than a
The GLUT cannot lie, because the GLUT doesn't exist.
> multiverse with a population of 2^N people (N being the relevant
> number of bits, itself a large number by everyday standards); when you
> ask it for output, you are effectively using a time machine to travel
> forwards and sideways in time to the relevant part of that multiverse
> and select one member of its population to ask; the person thus
> consulted truthfully reports a subjective experience.
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