Re: impotent disorganized gods?

From: Phillip Huggan (
Date: Tue Dec 27 2005 - 09:40:22 MST

Oops. I meant to use the term telepathic, not the term psychic. As in, if consciousness is strictly emergent from computation and not substrate, we should be aware of all sentient activities along the surface area of our light-cones, not merely our own minds. I was attempting to dismiss the uploading meme; it is one of the first ideas thrust upon H+ newcomers. If two computers cannot read eachothers programming, why would a person's saved upload be able to interact with the original in any way? In both scenarios the substrate forms boundaries.

David Picon Alvarez <> wrote: Please explain that. Why would people be psychic if strong AI hypothesis
were correct? I'm assuming you use the word psychic here in its everyday
meaning, of having extraordinary powers. To my mind, asking how come people
aren't psychic if strong AI is correct is the same as asking why computers
cannot read each other's states, id est, I don't get what link there is, if
any, between one thing and the other.

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