1Z wrote:

> Suppose you were faced with two Doctors: Dr 1 promises
> to reproduce you approximately in a robotic body that can
> interact with the environment. Dr 2 promises to
> reproduce you exactly, and leave the resulting tape gathering dust...

Dr 1: not interested
Dr 2: even less interested

David


> David Nyman wrote:
> > Tom Caylor wrote:
> >
> >   S_p
> > > can be expressed by a finite number, since the substitution itself can
> > > be expressed by a finite number (whatever is written on the tape/CD or
> > > other storage/transmitting device).
> >
> > Does your 'interpretation' of 'Yes doctor' leave open all assumptions
> > about actual *instantiation* of S_p? You refer above to the 'tape/CD or
> > other storage/transmitting device'. Is an additional act of faith
> > required such that we trust the doctor not merely to leave S_p to
> > gather dust on a shelf? Or, if he does cause the instantiation of S_p
> > (even assuming it to be equivalent to S_c) in terms of some
> > unconstrained choice among arbitrarily many machine 'architectures'
> > (electronic, hydraulic, mechanical, Platonic, you-name-it) I am to
> > further trust that my experience will remain invariant to the actual
> > physical behaviour thus enacted? Or is the assumption of YD within a
> > 'comp' that additionally assumes AR+CT supposed to subsume all the
> > above issues, and if so why?
>
> Suppose you were faced with two Doctors: Dr 1 promises
> to reproduce you approximately in a robotic body that can
> interact with the environment. Dr 2 promises to
> reproduce you exactly, and leave the resulting tape gathering dust...


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