Re: Free will, still more

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Sat, 01 Feb 1997 18:54:05 -0600

> Because my body and the hardware of my brain were made from the information
> in my genetic code (lets see, 6 billion base pairs 2 bits per base pair
> 8 bits per byte that comes out to about 1.5 geg, you could put it on a
> 700 meg hard disk with stacker) the programming of my brain came from the
> environment, add a little quantum randomness perhaps and of my own free will
> I consciously decide to go to a restaurant.

Whoops! That's _3_ billion base pairs for 750 MB. Less than my hard
drive, as I keep saying.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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