[ExI] AI motivation, was malevolent machines

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 15:36:07 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 1:51 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> It still seems like there is a bit of dualism here, just a whiff,

That's probably because I am indeed a dualist, that is to say I think that
nouns and adjectives are NOT the same. Your body is a thing made of atoms
and thus is a noun, but you are not a thing or even a noun; you are an
adjective, you are the way that atoms behave when they are organized in a
 Williamflynnwallaceian way. There are lots of green things but there are
far fewer Williamflynnwallaceian things, in fact at the present time there
is only one, but there is no law of physics that demands that always be the

> I am completely comfortable with the idea that consciousness is totally
> physical

I am too, and I am comfortable with the idea that adjectives are the way
that physical things like nouns behave.

  John K Clark
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