From: Gordon Worley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Dec 26 2002 - 10:55:17 MST
On Thursday, December 26, 2002, at 08:30 AM, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> What's interesting to me about Gordon's claim that "I feel like I am
> real" is WHAT THE HECK IS THE _DEFINITION_ OF REAL YOU'RE USING???
`Real' was probably the wrong term. I mean that I feel like I'm alive
(as opposed to the situation with a rock, which does not feel alive).
Also, unlike, say, a blob, I experience the world. I don't just feel
pain, I *experience* pain. I know that I'm alive. I don't feel just
pain, I feel bad that I feel pain. I suffer, unlike a blob that feels
things but doesn't experience suffering.
I didn't mean that I feel real as in I feel like I'm not in a
simulation (that doesn't even make sense).
-- Gordon Worley "Man will become better when http://www.rbisland.cx/ you show him what he is like." email@example.com --Anton Chekhov PGP: 0xBBD3B003
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