Perceptibility (was Re: CEV specifies who the AI cares about)

From: Nick Tarleton (
Date: Mon Apr 28 2008 - 20:55:13 MDT

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:07 PM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:
> That defintion would include rocks, hallucinations, and magnetic
> monopoles (but not consciousness). How do you go from that to
> "existence is preferable to non-existence"?

How are hallucinations more perceptible than consciousness? They're
also purely subjective phenomena, for which consciousness is is fact a

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