Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: John Clark (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 12:54:50 MST

Robert J. Bradbury <> Wrote:

> I would maintain that I can construct a zombie that had
> no 'feelings' regarding a fear of being hit by a car
> while crossing the street but still *behaved* as if it had
> a fear of hitting a car while crossing the street.

Well perhaps you can, but how would I ever know you can,
how would I ever know it had no feelings? One more question,
do you think making an intelligent zombie would be easier than
making an intelligent conscious being, if so why did nature never
make one? Then again, maybe nature did, maybe nature only
succeeded in the more difficult task of making a conscious
creature one time. Me.
Maybe, but I doubt it.

By the way, some have expressed the idea that an intelligence that
uses lookup tables could not be conscious. I have no idea why.
I guess that's not in John Clark's lookup table.

     John K Clark

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