Re: [sl4] Personal identity (was Re: A teleporter)

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Mon Feb 09 2009 - 17:13:38 MST

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 06:07:05PM -0600, Bryan Bishop wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 3:28 PM, John K Clark
> <> wrote:
> >> If my hardware is changed, then these things will also be
> >> changed.
> >
> > Why? Apple or Windows, it's all Microsoft Word to me.
> This shows a fundamental misunderstanding of hardware, the
> difference between software and hardware, and so on.

Not on his part.

(I've been a sysadmin for 15 years; don't even start. Look up
"turing complete" if you'd like to actually learn something.
Software is a totally different layer from hardware, which was
John's entire point.)


They say:  "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
And I'm thinking:  "Does it even occur to you to try for something
other than the default outcome?" -- ***

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