Stathis, The reason for lack of responses is that your idea goes directly to illuminating why AI systems - as promoulgated under current designs of software running in hardware matrices - CANNOT emulate living systems. It an issue that AI advocates intuitively and scrupulously AVOID.
"Pain" in living systems isn't just a self-sensor of proper/improper code functioning, it is an embedded registration of viable/disrupted matrix state. And that is something that no current human contrived system monitors as a CONCURRENT property of software. For example, we might say that central processors regularly 'display pain' .. that we designers/users recognize as excess heat .. that burn out mother boards. The equipment 'runs a high fever', in other words. But where living systems are multiple functioning systems and have internal ways of guaging and reacting locally and biochemically vis a vis both to the variance and retaining sufficient good-operations while bleeding off 'fever', "hardware" systems have no capacity to morph or adapt itself structurally and so keep on burning up or wait for external aware-structures to command them to stop operating for a while and let the equipment cool down. I maintain that living systems are significantly designed where hardware IS software, and so have a capacity for local adaptive self-sensitivity, that human 'contrived' HW/SW systems don't and mostly .. can't. Jamie Rose Stathis Papaioannou wrote: > > No responses yet to this question. It seems to me a straightforward > consequence of computationalism that we should be able to write a program > which, when run, will experience pain, and I suspect that this would be a > substantially simpler program than one demonstrating general intelligence. It > would be very easy to program a computer or build a robot that would behave > just like a living organism in pain, but I'm not sure that this is nearly > enough to > ensure that it is in fact experiencing pain. Any ideas, or references to > sources > that have considered the problem? > > Stathis Papaioannou --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---