From: John K Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 24 2009 - 13:34:57 MST
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 "Matt Paul" <email@example.com> said:
> There are aspects of our "intelligence" that I think may not truly be
> physical, not a neurochemical process, not a logic system that can be
> mathematically represented.
I am not surprised, nearly everybody would agree with you because nearly
everybody believes in the soul even if they don't like the word very
much. I don't.
> What about motivations such as compassion, comfort, hate, love,
> fear of death, desire to defeat an enemy, etc.
I wish I understood why people assume that emotions are harder to
replicate than intelligence when evolution found the opposite to be
> It seems to me that there is much about our intelligence that has
> little to do with our grey matter
> other than being a receiver of some sort.
As I said I'm one of those rare weirdos who think the idiotic idea of a
soul should have died in the middle ages, or better yet in prehistory.
> I see no discussion of morphogenetic fields and how those are a part of our intelligence.
It's true we don't talk about that much, let's see what the dictionary
has to say about it:
morphogenetic field: môrfəjəˈnetik fēld
A huge stinking pile of putrid shit.
I just steped into this morphogenetic field and now it's all over my
shoe. Excrement. Manure. Fecal material.
> What about intuition, what about imagination?
What about them?
> How would one mimic imagination?
By presenting alternatives.
> How would one mimic dreams/desires
> How would you model our non-local features (assuming they really are
> non-local)? Why would a super AI want to go to work everyday any more than we do?
> Why would a super AI give even a shred of doodoo about us?
Unfortunately I am not allowed to answer further because you have
exceeded your allowed ration of question marks.
John K Clark
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