Re: [sl4] Uploading

From: John K Clark (
Date: Fri Dec 04 2009 - 11:00:01 MST

On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 "Stuart Armstrong" <>
said in a VERY puzzling post.

> You are claiming an impossibility theorem - quantum effects
> have no significant effect on consciousness, with probability one

What the hell are you talking about? I made no such claim.

> Second, if AI is possible on traditional computers (which I believe,
> with probability 0.999), and quantum computing is possible
> (probability 0.99999), [blah blah]

Maybe quantum mechanics has something to do with intelligence, maybe
not, who cares, it has nothing to do with what we were talking about.

> Thirdly, appealing to chaos theory, you can get great macroscopic
> stability in the outcomes of certain differential equations. It
> therefore seems pretty likely that you could implement the AI above in
> such a way that it is resilient to macroscopic shocks.

Frankly my dear I don't give a damn. You are asking me to defend things
I never said, don't believe, and are irrelevant.

 John K Clark

  John K Clark

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