Re: PHIL/AI : Humongous Lookup Table

Hara Ra (
Sat, 15 Feb 1997 12:24:00 -0800

Hal Finney wrote:
> From: John K Clark <>
> > How could I ever know if the machine was giving me correct information?

> Ok, suppose it is done without the aid of a machine, but directly. It turns
> out that ESP and telepathy is possible with the right training.

Huh??? Surely what you wrote isn't what you meant to say here. I know of
training or proof of ESP or telepathy. Or is this really "If there is
ESP, then you can learn to do it"??

As for qualia, we run into how compatible intercortical interfaces will
In order of less and less compatability:

Myself and a very recent upload of myself
Myself and an old upload a few years ago
Myself and an identical twin
Me and you, a speaker of English
Me and you, who only speaks Chinese
Myself and a dolphin

You get the idea. Similar problems already exist, ie UNIX vs Windows,
PC vs Mac...

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