[extropy-chat] Fragmentation of computations
eugen at leitl.org
Wed Mar 28 08:44:52 UTC 2007
On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 05:30:31PM +0930, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> By 50/50 I don't mean that half the frames of the simulation are
> computed and half looked up, but that half the *board* (or half your
How do you differentiate computation versus a table look up?
As far as I can see they're implementation details. Not important,
unless you want to look inside a black box.
> brain) is computed (or biological) and half looked up (or electronic).
> This 50/50 situation could continue frame after frame for hours. I
> suppose it isn't impossible that the subject's consciousness is
> rapidly flickering during this interval, but it seems a very ad hoc
> theory to me. Could you calculate or measure the frequency of the
> flickering? And what about the fact that, however short the conscious
> phase is, it is still occurring in the setting of half the board being
> looked up?
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