Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: Emlyn (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 22:58:10 MST

Robert wrote:
> E.g., On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Emlyn wrote:
> > Too true... if you start using heuristics to chop out chunks of the
> > you move back toward an imperative algorithm for consciousness, which
> > undermines your argument. The argument concerned a pure lookup table,
> > did not have any iterative processing involved...
> BeeBaDa BeBaDa BeBada phooey!
> I can use fuzzy logic to compress the size of the lookup tables
> and only advance a micro-step back towards "consciousness".
> I've defined precisely what I consider the elements of consciousness
> to be in another message in this tread. Compressing the lookup
> tables and using fuzzy logic doesn't get you anywhere *near*
> fullfilling those criteria.
> So -- bifflesticks.
> Robert

Point taken. Still, the original point was, is it conscious (I think). btw
Robert, I think we were at some point talking about what is or is not
consciousness (including whether it is the result of executing instructions,
of which your definition is a subset). You can't just present that def, then
use it to prove itself correct.

Emlyn James O'Regan - Managing Director
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