[extropy-chat] Fragmentation of computations

Eugen Leitl 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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