[ExI] Fwd: Chalmers

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 18:14:20 UTC 2019

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 12:48 PM Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

>  > You can certainly achieve the same functionally of voluntary choice
> with an abstract system.  But if you define “voluntary”, like you do
> consciousness: to be a system that makes decisions with a system
> implemented directly on physical qualities, then you are right.  A
> substrate independent computer cannot perform “voluntary” actions, per this
> definition.

I don't understand any of that. If you or I or a computer does X rather
than Y there are only 2 possibilities:
1) You I and the AI did it for a reason, that is to say we did it because
of cause and effect.
2)  You I and the AI did it for *no* reason, that is to say we did it

There are no other possibilities because everything either happens for a
reason or it doesn't happen for a reason.

 John K Clark
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