[extropy-chat] cryonicist living life in reverse

Eugen Leitl 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
>      experiences.
>    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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