Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: James Rogers (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 16:45:36 MST

At 07:35 AM 3/28/2001 +0930, Emlyn wrote:

>Too true... if you start using heuristics to chop out chunks of the table,
>you move back toward an imperative algorithm for consciousness, which
>undermines your argument. The argument concerned a pure lookup table, which
>did not have any iterative processing involved...

The "lookup table", as it is being used here, is a perfectly optimal and
correct model, but useless because it requires mind-boggling quantities of
memory. (Actually, "lookup table" has been poorly defined thus far; I
don't think everyone is using it the same way.) Writing heuristics to
replace sections of the table is a sub-optimal solution (provably so) and
would have serious consequences if implemented on a broad scale.

-James Rogers

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