Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 10:09:12 MST

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Emlyn wrote:

> I think people are only suggesting it as a thought experiment (would
> it be conscious?), not as a desirable implementation.

It is a rather sterile gedanken. Of the same type as the Chinese Room, or
running Mozilla on a Turing machine: in theory it works, in practice it

So yes, the result would be conscious, and no, because you can't build
this in this universe. It would be a violation of physical laws.

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