Hi, Stathis, Brent, In multiverses, I think it's possible to say there exists one universe which could include only one (super) being with nothing else. I mean this (super) being is the universe itself. So this super being knows everything right at the beginning of this universe. No need and not possible for this being to interact with other things (either living or non-living) because this being is the only thing in its universe. It doesn't need to do anything except thinking (or dreaming) itself. Maybe this being has the memories of the entire histories of other universe (such as the one with the earth). So this being just thinks always and feels not boring. I think it's meaningful although I can't observe it.
Thanks. WC. -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Brent Meeker Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 12:14 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Bruno's argument Stathis Papaioannou wrote: > Brent Meeker writes: > > >>I don't think "intelligence" is meaningful without an environment with >>which it can interact. The same for computation: what distinguishes >>computation and noise is a context in which it interacts with its >>environment. > > > What about an intelligent, conscious being spending its time dreaming? > > Stathis Papaioannou You're hypothesizing an intelligent being and then asking me if it's intelligent?? It a computatation only "dreams" then how could you know whether it was intelligence, or just noise? Brent Meeker _________________________________________________________________ MSN Tool Bar 幫你刪除惱人的廣告 ! http://toolbar.msn.com.hk --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---