RE: MW QT AI please phone home; fart-induced cosmic cataclysms

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Apr 21 2002 - 10:44:33 MDT

> And of course nobody buys the literal
> form of the vat hypothesis these days; it seems pretty obvious
> that if it's
> a simulation it's a computational simulation and we don't actually have
> brains somewhere.

Yes, I just like to use "brains in a vat" as an evocative metaphor....

Perhaps this association is primed by the smell emanating into my study from
the brain collection I have in the closet...

ben g

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