Re: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

Sodom (
Sun, 03 Jan 1999 12:32:07 -0500

Thats the impress I got too!

Um, I have to cede on that. i have been thinking about it and I see no reason to think that a good enough program could not fool me into thinking it is conscious - so that in some cases we simply would be unable to tell, or be wrong.

I suppose to opposite is true too, a machine could be conscious but lack the means, or concept of communication that would enable it to communicate the idea to us.

Bill Roh

David McFadzean wrote:

> At 10:17 AM 1/2/99 +0000, Robin Faichney wrote:
> >I'm assuming that it can learn, so if we're talking
> >about an extendable lookup table, you're right. But
> >that point I'm trying to make is that a machine, of
> >whatever sort, has no reason to be more limited in
> >its responses than we are.
> Are you saying it is possible for a machine to act
> like it is conscious, yet not be? (A "zombie" in
> philosophical parlance.)
> --
> David McFadzean
> Memetic Engineer
> Church of Virus