On Aug 3, 12:17 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > On 8/3/2011 4:01 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > > I think that the experience that a silicon computer has when it's > > powered up is likely to be very similar regardless of what it's > > running, just as a TVs experience is probably about the same > > regardless of what TV show you are watching on it. > > That's a ridiculous segue from a computer to a TV. A TV doesn't run a > program in the way a computer does.
A TV to a computer is a lot less of a leap than a machine is to a human psyche. A TV is in fact a computer, it just has limited functionality compared to other digital devices. A clock is a computer. >The reason computers are so limited > is that their "perception" and "actions" are very limited. That's why a > tend to use Mars Rovers as examples. They are autonomous computer > controlled devices that have broad perceptual and action abilities. Yes, their perception and actions, ie sensorimotive range is very limited. That's why they can't simulate a human mind, which has a much much greater range. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.