On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:47 AM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> When we are dreaming we are in a higher level relative
> emulation (all UMs can do that).
That's confusing. I find it hard to believe a bacteria can dream. The
UM implemented by a bacteria could *potentially* run any program, but
it is *actually* running the bacteria program. To suggest that
bacteria (e.g. one of the class of "all UMs") can dream by virtue of
being definable as a UM generates more confusion than clarity.
Put another way, if a particularly instantiated UM possesses the
ability to dream (to imagine), then that says something non-trivial
about the constitution of that UM's cognitive architecture.
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