[ExI] Do digital computers feel?
bbenzai at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 20 20:59:44 UTC 2017
John K Clark wrote:
"if internal changes to a part produce no changes in the way that part
interacts with other parts then they make no change to the overall
behaviour of the system"
Aha, I think I see now where the difference of opinion lies.
He can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Brent is of the opinion that
it /does/ matter what goes on inside the black boxes of interacting
parts, whereas the rest of us don't, as long as the interactions remain
I hope I'm right, because this suddenly makes sense of what Brent has
Not that it's correct, I think it's profoundly incorrect, and I think
there are very good logical and empirical reasons for thinking this, but
at least it's understandable now.
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