Re: Implementation, Simulation, and Emulation

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Mon Mar 17 2008 - 15:14:30 MDT

--- Lee Corbin <> wrote:
> But it is *so* important to know whether your husband has been
> successfully uploaded, or if the incredibly smart AI is just faking it
> (though faking it well enough to fool you). After all, if he's just
> being faked---I call that simulation---then he's dead! Yikes!
> So I will continue to insist that the goal of uploading is to emulate
> a human consciousness, not simulate it, and we need some sort
> of terminological distinction for this, if not the one I've been pushing
> on this list and Extropians for five or ten years.

You just modify the neurons that makes you falsely believe that there is a
distinction to make you also believe that the upload is successful.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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