Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

From: Emlyn (
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 16:14:13 MST

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From: "Eugene Leitl" <>
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Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 2:39 AM
Subject: Re: Emulation vs. Simulation

> 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
> doesn't.
> 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.

Obviously. But it still talks to the subject - what is consciousness, is it
emergent from an imperative process, or is it something else?

Emlyn James O'Regan - Managing Director
Wizards of AU
"Australian IT Wizards - US Technology Leaders
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