RE: PHIL/AI : Humongous Lookup Table

Crosby_M (
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 16:42:36 -0500

Assuming the capability to, as Hal puts it,

<directly perceive the innards of another person's mind. You see what
he sees, follow his thoughts, feel what it is like to be him.>

the question is, what happens to your own historical sensations,
memories and feelings while this mind link is occurring?

If they are somehow completely disconnected, how would you remember
the experience once you were no longer linked? Or, if you still had
access to your own thought processes during the link then wouldn't
those act as a filter for those of the other person, so that you would
never really be directly experiencing what it is like to be them?

(Perhaps Anders could answer this since he seems to have experience
with sub-personalities (; )

But, seriously, the ability to _integrate_ multiple sources of
'experience' would definitely be needed by an upload with multiple
robot bodies wandering around the world, and even by someone who is
just 'jacked into' cyberspace and receiving simultaneous inputs from
many sources on the Net, let alone a direct mind-link to another

Perhaps we'd need to more fully develop some sort of mental or
augmented-reality /whiteboard/ capability to effectively handle this.

Mark Crosby