[extropy-chat] cryonicist living life in reverse
stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 09:25:41 UTC 2007
On 3/14/07, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
Of course "looking at them the right way" is a giant can of worms.
> > sequences of states congruent to a thinking, feeling being. About as
> > silly as Hillary Putnam's proof that rocks perform computations.
> Yes. You can interprent a random sequence in any way you like, shifting
> the burden into interpretation, not the sequence.
Yes, yes. There's not just the computation to consider, there is also the
observer or the environment. But what if the computation *is* the observer
and the environment, dreaming away with no external interaction?
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