Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: Mikael Johansson (
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 00:02:53 MST

> At 07:35 AM 3/28/2001 +0930, 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...
> 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.

As I understand it, the lookup table is a function -- in the mathematical
sense -- that maps some sort of reaction to every possible set of

> -James Rogers

// Mikael Johansson

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