[ExI] Mental Phenomena

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 11:49:13 UTC 2020

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 4:04 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Well, John, speed is very impressive.  Did you know that cars can go
> faster than people can run? Even a hippo can do it. Speed alone can solve
> math problems and that's great.  Can it tell us how to get along with one
> another?

In the first place walking is a poor analogy for thinking. In the second
place speed won't help us do anything if we don't have it and we don't,
computers do. That's why I said as a practical matter in the future it's
very important that AIs think humans are conscious, but it won't matter in
the slightest if humans believe AIs are conscious or not because humans
will no longer have the power to act on those beliefs.

John K Clark
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