On Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:05:20 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
>  On 9/27/2012 7:40 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: 
> The perfect actor might believe it or he might just be acting. Acting 
>> is top-down replacement, not bottom-up replacement. Bottom-up 
>> replacement would involve replacing a part of your brain so that you 
>> didn't notice any difference and no-one else noticed any difference. 
> Acting is an augmentation, not a replacement. It's a skill set. It 
> involves a capacity to embody social expectations so that one's audience 
> doesn't notice any difference. It's the same exact result from the third 
> person view. An actor is a zombie being operated by a person.
> The idea is to replace parts so that there is no behavior difference 
> *under any circumstance* - acting, as you've conceived it, is limited to a 
> particular situation.

If you understand my thought experiment than you would realize that this is 
the same thing. Just as a zombie arbitrarily asserts "no behavior 
difference *under any circumstance*", my acting service does exactly the 
same thing. It is a high technology simulation-prediction which augments 
rather than replaces the existing nervous system. My concept of acting is 
*specifically unlimited* and applies to all possible situations forever. 
That's what makes it a thought experiment. You have to accept the premise 
of the thought experiment or else explain why the premise is unworkable (as 
I have done repeatedly with the zombie assumption).


> Brent

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