Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 22:29:47 MST

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Hal Finney and I object to this use of the important
> term "zombies". Following Danniel Dennett and others,
> we regard zombies as impossible, and I believe that
> most people here will agree. A terminological quibble,
> perhaps, but a significant one.

You're quite right. "Pseudozombies" henceforth; they're detectable easily
enough by a superintelligence - they're just good enough to totally fool a
modern-day human.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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