Re: Geddes's 'Moral Perturbation Theory'

From: Metaqualia (
Date: Sat Jul 03 2004 - 00:15:49 MDT

> "Look" is something that can be done with a light-sensing and form
> system.

"Look" as in "look special"

> "Special" is nothing special.

oh yeah? Stick a needle in your finger and tell me if that is nothing
special, just your finger being perforated.

> What does it "feel like" to be a bat?

don't know, probably good enough if you have enough to eat and nobody hunts
you down

> What does it "feel like" to be the internet?

i don't know if it feels like anything, that depends on what exactly
generates qualia, which as explained in the Chalmers essay, can be studied.

> What does it matter?

it matters, because if you hunt down a bat and rip its body apart or if it
feels like something to be the internet and you keep on running those
windows servers, then you are generating negative sensations.


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