Re: When Humans are Obsolete (MSNBC)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 15:54:53 -0600

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> ...Or possibly because Hofstadter, Dennett, and others have so
> thoroughly demolished Searle's fallacies that nobody has to take
> them seriously anymore?

As you know, I think consciousness is noncomputable. Even I think that Searle's arguments are hokum. I think we're all going to have to live with the fact that no matter how many times we drive a stake through his arguments, they will eventually shamble forth from their graves to eat the brains of the living.

--          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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