Re: There's more to me than memories...

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Mar 15 2008 - 18:52:08 MDT

Rebecca wrote:
> While we're solving Great Problems In Definitions, how many grains of
> sand makes a heap?

I put that one to Marcello - "If you keep removing grains of sand from
a heap, when does it stop being a heap?"

Marcello hadn't heard it before, but he still answered - *instantly* -
"Never, when all the sand is gone, it's a heap of zero grains."

Now that's a mathematical mind.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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