From: Peter de Blanc (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 11 2007 - 18:49:41 MST
On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 19:00 -0600, Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 07:20 PM 11/11/2007 -0500, Peter de Blanc wrote:
> >what if someone from 1700 CE asked you how fire works?
> >Would you say "I know the answer, but I am not able to communicate it
> what if someone from 17000 BCE asked you how fire works?
> Would you say "I know the answer, but I am not able to communicate it
I wouldn't be able to communicate with the person from 17000 BCE because
I would not know the language ve speaks. This is not analogous to the
scenario with an AI, because the AI would probably have access to lots
of information about the languages spoken by modern humans.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 17 2013 - 04:01:00 MDT