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=?iso-8859-1?q?florence=20peterson?= (flossposs@yahoo.com)
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 17:28:45 -0800 (PST)


Eliezer S. asked
>> How are you going to make a program "understand"?
What is "understand" to
> you?

"understanding" is the tongue that tastes itself- to make the program "understand" introduce a paradoxical circuit, its inability to understand anything will surmount to its "understanding" of everything.

Floss askes
>I notice I am bonded to my computer in much the same
way as the orphaned duckling will bond to an inanimate object in place of its parent.

It seems to have all the qualitys an ideal parent should; Order and sound method extensive reasources versitility etc..- when I grow up I would like to be one.

Do I have the potential to transend into a SI, and possess these highly desireable characteristics? -- -- --- - ---- -- ---- -- ------ --- -
>Space hopping Grasshopper pondered:

the more I think
> >about it, the more I wonder if I'm asking the right
> questions.

> Floss mused through Infinity:
> The more I think about it, the more I wonder if it
is right to ask a question (if it is anwsers ye seek).

> >


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