Re: Protean Self-Transformation

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 13 Apr 1997 18:00:01 -0400

Hara Ra wrote:
> Gregory Houston wrote:
> > Him? The computer can only determine beauty based on the criteria the
> > programmer programmed into it. The computer cannot determine beauty
> > based on its own experiences of emotive affect. It may *know* what
> > beauty is supposed to be, but it has never experienced the emotive
> > sensations of beauty.
> 1. In this modern era of neural networks and genetic algorithms, it is
> quite possible for a computer program to develop abilities the
> programmer never thought of.
> 2. I am sure my water molecules never feel anything either...

Greg is still functioning under the delusion that he was born with an
ability to appreciate and formulate the abstract concept "beauty".

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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