Why do you say this is the case? We aren't storing memories in space. When we lose our memory capacity it isn't because the universe is running out of space. We access experience through what we are, not through nothingness. > > >> >> What do you think? Just as wafers of silicon glass could in theory be >> functionally identical to a living brain, wouldn't it be equally prejudiced >> to say that empty space isn't good enough to host the computations of >> silicon? > > > We don't even need empty space, we can use thought alone to figure out the > future evolution of computers that already exist in Platonia and then get > the result of any computation. The problem is we are slow at doing this, > Why is being 'slow' a problem? What's the rush? What time is it in Platonia? Why aren't we in Platonia now? > so we build machines that can tell us what these platonic machines do with > greater speed and accuracy than we ever could. > Why would speed and accuracy matter, objectively? What is speed? > > It's not doing the computations that is hard, the computations are already > there. The problem is learning their results. > The problem is doing anything in the first place. Computations don't do anything at all. The reason that we do things is that we are not computations. We use computations. We can program things, but we can't thing programs without something to thing them with. This is a fatal flaw. If Platonia exists, it makes no sense for anything other than Platonia to exist. It would be redundant to go through the formality of executing any function is already executed non-locally. Why 'do' anything? Craig > Jason > > -- 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/-/2cTxWQ1j_V0J. 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.