Re: Opting out of the Sysop scenario?

From: Marc Forrester (
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 18:23:02 MDT

From: Psy-Kosh <>
> But then, how does the illusion "know" what emotions to fake? ie,
> somewhere, something is being modeled, right? So, seems to me that,
> depending on how consiousness actually turns out to "work", making an
> "illusion" of sufficient _apperent_ complexity is equivalent to actually
> creating the being.

My brain creates entirely convincing 'non-player characters' several times a
night without performing any hall-of-mirrors tricks to host extra conscious
beings within this one. For the illusion to work, it is enough that
characters talk and act in ways that -you- expect them to, and that
information can be read from your own mind without needing to create any

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