[ExI] Coherent vs. Incoherent Fears of Being Uploaded

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 23:54:19 UTC 2010

2010/1/22 Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:
> 2010/1/21 Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>:
>> Computers can count, but I really doubt that they have
>> anything like my feeling.
> Yes, but this is also true for fruitflies (organic brains, no doubt),
> bats (mammals!), chimps, men informed by a different worldview and
> cultural background, and ultimately even member of your family, whose
> "feelings" you would never be able to experience first-hand,
> All that is therefore materially irrelevant for the discussion
> "organic brains deal with information in ways that are qualitatively
> different from other systems".

Yes, I went on to say that a human-level AI would have these feelings.

Stathis Papaioannou

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