Re: [sl4] Is belief in immortality computable?

From: Nick Tarleton (
Date: Tue May 19 2009 - 02:05:02 MDT

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:
> My question is whether belief in immortality is computable. The question is important because if not, then we could never arrive at a satisfactory solution to the problem of death. We would forever be trying to solve the problem even after we have solved it.

This doesn't follow. You demonstrate, if anything, that outside
observers cannot determine whether an agent believes it is immortal;
that doesn't mean the agent can't know whether it believes it's


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