On Feb 14, 2:21 pm, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote: > The comp answer is "yes you can be made wet by a virtual typhoon, but > you have to virtualize yourself, or more precisely you need only to > virtualize your skin-interfaces with the virtual typhoon. > > Stephen, do you agree with this? Do you agree that with comp, we can > in principle, make you feel like being under a tempest, by virtue of > running a computer in room. Craig would clearly answer that this is > not possible, given that for him, comp is not possible in the first > place.
To be clear, I think it may very well be possible to imitate the experience of a typhoon virtually*, but only through a physical interface to the sense organs or the brain directly. This does not mean though that it is possible to imitate the experience of experience itself. Full sensory virtual typhoon animation? Absolutely. Virtual consciousness, understanding, feeling? Possibly in a living tissue bank or something, but not in a glass brain. *true virtual reality is one of best things that I can imagine. I have nothing against astonishingly realistic virtual experiences, if anything, I think one of my reasons for wanting to point out the problems with strong AI is to get on with the business of making sensory prosthetics and not worry so much about simulating intelligence. 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.