[ExI] Is a copy of you really you?
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu May 28 16:58:43 UTC 2020
. At any rate, it's trivial to compare the original and the copy to detect
*Not if you are comparing one 20K gene chart to another. bill w*
On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 10:39 AM Dave Sill via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 5:14 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I was thinking mainly of genes.
>> I wonder if computers hiccup. There is a thing that happens in our
>> brains called 'involuntary rest pauses'. You can test yourself: just tap
>> a finger on some surface and keep it up. Sooner or later you will lose the
>> rhythm and miss a tap. Extroverts miss more than introverts.
>> So if computers have IRPs (Could there be small changes in electricity
>> that accounts for errors?)
>> , then a copied code will be short of perfect. Does this happen this
>> way? Given enough length of the program I am guessing that errors will
>> happen. Then you have a bug, I suppose, which you have to fix.
> Computers can have all kinds of glitches: hardware problems, software
> problems, power problems, etc. Almost all have at least parity memory,
> meaning that errors will be detected. Most servers have error-correcting
> memory, which means that most errors will be automatically fixed. At any
> rate, it's trivial to compare the original and the copy to detect any
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