[ExI] Digital Consciousness .

Alan Grimes ALONZOTG at verizon.net
Thu Apr 25 05:36:05 UTC 2013

Brent Allsop wrote:
> Surely, Gordon, you believe we will be able to reproduce what the 
> brain does in some artificial way, and that we'll be able to improve 
> and re-architect that stuff significantly,

In principle, yes, in practice no. Do you REALLY think you will be able 
to find the change you want to make in a pile of ten billion synapses?

Furthermore, claiming identity based on pattern identity theory and then 
claiming the ability to make whole-sale changes is isomorphic to having 
your cake and eating it too.

> and that we'll do the same for ourselves, essentially moving to a new, 
> trillions of times more capable system  i.e. uploading right?  So, 
> everyone, please stop talking past each other like this.

What does uploading have to do with moving to a much more capable system?

##### The upload of an idiot is an uploaded idiot. #####

So therefore uploading is not at all instrumental towards (cannot be 
used for)moving to a more capable system.


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