Le 21-août-06, à 22:20, Brent Meeker a écrit :

> I thought the question was not about computation, but whether a 
> program was
> intelligent or conscious.  I think that intelligence means being able 
> to respond to a
> variety of differenet inputs.  So above |CODE| might be intelligent 
> but not the
> overall inputless program.

I don't think it makes sense to ask if a program per se can be 
Only a relative running program can have a  consciousness attributed to 
it. (and then by UDA that consciousness will be associated to an 
infinity of sufficiently similar running programs occuring in the UD 
(mathematical) execution.

Now Peter asks for a running program relatively to a real universe.
Then I say that the UDA shows that the "real universe" is a red herring.
All what is needed is a running program relatively to an infinity of 
(mathematical) universal number.

I recall that a number u is universal with respect to addition and 
multiplication (or any ontic theories in which you define the partial 
recursive functions) when Fu(x,y) = Fx(y) for all x and y. The Fi being 
defined in the ontic theory.



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