[ExI] Digital Consciousness .
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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