[extropy-chat] Fragmentation of computations

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 12:03:04 UTC 2007

On 3/27/07, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

>    found an alien computer which was a self-contained inputless AI, but
> >    its designers and design specifications were all long vanished, would
> >    it be any less conscious because you couldn't talk to it? If it had
> How would you know it's a self-contained inputless AI and not
> just a room heater?

That's right, you wouldn't. But it would go ahead computing or just heating
the room whether you knew it or not. Or do you disagree?

Stathis Papaioannou
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