Jason,

Nice, you are anticipatiing on MGA 2. So if you don't mind I will 
"answer" your post in MGA 2, or in comments you will perhaps make 
afterward.

... asap.

Bruno


Le 20-nov.-08, à 21:27, Jason Resch a écrit :

>
>
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> wrote:
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>>>  The state machine that would represent her in the case of injection 
>>> of random noise is a different state machine that would represent 
>>> her normally functioning brain. 
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>> Absolutely so.
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> Bruno,
>
> What about the state machine that included the injection of "lucky" 
> noise from an outside source vs. one in which all information was 
> derived internally from the operation of the state machine itself? 
>  Would those two differently defined machines not differ and compute 
> something different?  Even though the computations are identical the 
> information that is being computed comes from different sources and so 
> carries with it a different "connotation".  Though the bits injected 
> are identical, they inherently imply a different meaning because the 
> state machine in the case of injection has a different structure than 
> that of her normally operating brain.  I believe the brain can be 
> abstracted as a computer/information processing system, but it is not 
> simply the computations and the inputs into the logic gates at each 
> step that are important, but also the source of the input bits, 
> otherwise the computation isn't the same.
>
> Jason
>
>  >
>
http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/


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