The GLUT and functionalism

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Tue Mar 11 2008 - 05:57:01 MDT

Lee wrote:

> Well, just between you and me, I stopped being a true absolute
> functionalist a long time ago. There is the terrible problem of the
> GLUT which <choke> <damn me> is a <gasp> zombie. It could
> sit down to tea with you and pass every test. So I seize upon
> "information flow", and time chauvinism as a sailor thrown overboard
> seizes upon some floating wreckage.

Perhaps the GLUT would not be a zombie. Besides, a real live GLUT
capable of passing a Turing test would fulfil your requirements for
time-dependent information flow. On what basis would you say it isn't

Stathis Papaioannou

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