Re: Linguist's Of The Apocalypse, unite!

Mike Cowar. (
Sun, 2 Feb 1997 10:59:05 -0500

>From: Eliezer Yudkowsky <>
>Date: Sat, 01 Feb 1997 18:19:51 -0600
>Subject: Re: Linguist's Of The Apocalypse, unite!
>[said I:]
>> } Whoa! We aren't talking transhumans here; transhumans would simply
>> } communicate *thought* directly without need for language. Telepathy, in
>> } a word. After all, (your) thought to English to (your friend's)
>[Damien Broderick replies:]
>> Many of my thoughts, especially the rigorous ones, are in English. At
>> any rate, I don't buy your thesis: thoughts won't magically jump from
>> one mind to another, unless they're borging, and whatever you use to
>> communicate complex ideas between discrete minds is language.
>I'm using language in the sense of, say, describing whatever Broca's
>area does, not in the sense of "programming language" or "encoding".
>Sure, if I transfer visual experiences directly from my occipital lobe
>to yours, you could call it "language", but this is torturing the
>phrase. No words, no syntax, no symbols - no language.

I thought some really interesting stuff earlier.
Here, log in to my memory.
Are you fluent in Brain?
I hope your set to my wave-length. :-)