2008/8/14 Brent Meeker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> In principle we could create and artificial environment for two copies of the 
> AI
> and keep them identical.  But then it's a metaphysical question as to whether
> there are two separate consciousness.  If consciousness is computation then
> "same computation"="same consciousness".  The usual form of duplication that
> Bruno postulates contemplates two copies at separate places in this world - in
> which case they do diverge immediately.

This interesting question is considered in the following paper:


Stathis Papaioannou

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