You are confirming what I have said. You are saying that a billion people doing the appropriate computations on paper with pencils and erasers and telephones to talk to each other would create a magical personality that nobody would know about but nonetheless would be born into the universe as a thinking, feeling, eating, crapping being. This being is literally made out of nothing at all except the fact of these computations taking place somewhere...but where? You say not in the consciousness of the brains of the people, so where? In the lead of the pencils on paper? In the signals of the telephone calls? Why is this new being local to this process? How is it attached to the computation-ness? Craig > > > -- > Stathis Papaioannou > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/7rqbFgCu5SAJ. 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.