[ExI] fermi question alive and well

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 00:37:53 UTC 2019

On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 6:26 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

>> intelligence theories can be tested but consciousness theories can't
>> be,  John Clark
> > *OH?  And why is that?   *

i can't say why but I can say how. Consciousness theories are too easy to
come up with, they're easy because there are few facts they need to fit
given the fact that the only entity that I know for a fact to be conscious
is me. Intelligence theories are devilishly hard to come up with but there
is a easy way to test them; if your AI companies intelligence theory is a
good one you'll become a billionaire and if its not good you'll go broke.

> *> Before you reply, I"ll say this:  everything depends on the
> definitions.  bill w*

I disagree, I think examples are far more important than definitions.
Intelligence is the that quality of mind that  Albert Einstein had and
Donald Trump doesn't.

John K Clark
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