From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 27 2002 - 19:45:47 MST
Hmmm. "from which all realities can be defined by" is not a good linguistic
However, I think the point is an interesting one. It's expressed
informally, but this is an e-mail list, not a research paper...
I understand the need for list sniping, and I don't want SL4 to become as
full of random-topic chat as Extropians or wta-talk.
But I'm starting to suspect that this degree of list sniping is going to
make everyone too afraid to post anything..
One of the nice things about e-mail lists is how deep & interesting points
can somehow emerge from what appears to be lightweight, informal
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Emil
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 6:42 PM
Subject: META: Reality
> I believe that a meta-reality needs to be defined, from which all
> be defined by. This will allow translations between co-realities, and the
> Universe will be seen (or perceived) as a whole again. If this happens,
> betting we're going to find aliens EVERYWHERE!
In the List Sniper's reality, the above post is not up to the standards of
SL4. Consider this a warning to stay coherent and on track.
- Emil Gilliam
>> What's interesting to me about Gordon's claim that "I feel like I am very
>> real" is WHAT THE HECK IS THE _DEFINITION_ OF REAL YOU'RE USING???
>> I've thought about it a bit, and the only definitions of "real" I can
>> up with are defined by reference to a sim: I.e., basically, this world is
>> real if there is no other world underlying it (a simulating computer, a
>> dreaming mind, etc.). Is there a _positive_ definition of "real" that
>> you're thinking of, Gordon?
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