On 29 May 2012, at 10:07, Elliot Temple wrote:

On May 28, 2012, at 10:20 PM, Colin Geoffrey Hales wrote:

> I am not saying artificial general intelligence is impossible or even hard. I am simply suggesting that maybe the route toward it is through (shock horror) using the physics of cognition (brain material). Somebody out there..... please? Can there please be someone out there who sees this half century of computer science weirdness in 100,000 years of sanity? Please? Anyone?

I'd suggest the wonderful book and question:

What do you care what other people think?

This is needed to get a salary and funding, making possible to pursue the research. It is also needed to make higher the probability that someone refute your work so that you can learn something.

As explain on the everything-list, Colin makes a confusion of level, and also ignores that computationalism entails that locally observable physics is not Turing emulable. This is confirmed by physics, for you cannot simulate locally a quantum random bit in a third person way. If you simulate the observer and duplicate it iteratively, this will only simulate the random bit in a first person way.

Colin, have you heard about the Human Brain Project?




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