[ExI] AI motivation, was malevolent machines

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 14:45:38 UTC 2014

I rather think that I am a verb, doing something, rather than an adjective,
just descriptive of something else.  billw

On Sun, Apr 20, 2014 at 10:36 AM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

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