Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 11:57:35 MST

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Bryan Moss wrote:

> Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> > The end point of this would seem to be the realization that
> > an inanimate collection of atoms *may* posess 'consciousnes'
> > (*if* they are properly organized).
> Why do they have to be properly organised?

Because it has to fullfill the look/walk/talk test and
most of the material around me doesn't seem to do that.

> Why require the atoms at all?

I'll have to think about this a bit. It is conceivable that
you could effect the lookup tables in magnetic fields or
photonic memory but I don't think you are going to do
it with the quantum energy fluctuations.


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