RE: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 5 Jan 1999 23:58:33 -0800

Robin wrote:

<<Depends for what purpose. For practical purposes, yes,
of course I'm alive. But am I *really* alive? Can't say, because the word isn't sufficiently well defined.>>

That's why I use the Level terminology. Level 1 is certainly "alive"; Level 2 moreso; Level 3 even more.

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